How to format your references using the Chemosensory Perception citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chemosensory Perception. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Ainsworth C (2012) Immunology: A many layered thing. Nature 492:S52-4
A journal article with 2 authors
Tran AP, Silver J (2015) Neuroscience. Systemically treating spinal cord injury. Science 348:285–286
A journal article with 3 authors
Mihalcescu I, Hsing W, Leibler S (2004) Resilient circadian oscillator revealed in individual cyanobacteria. Nature 430:81–85
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hernebring M, Fredriksson Å, Liljevald M, et al (2013) Removal of damaged proteins during ES cell fate specification requires the proteasome activator PA28. Sci Rep 3:1381

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Kwartler T (2017) Text Mining in Practice with R. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Wen K, Zhu E (eds) (2015) Report on Development of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Province (2013): Measurement of Carrying Capacity and Countermeasures. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Lamersdorf W (2010) Actual Paradigms of Distributed Software Development: Services and Self Organization. In: Cellary W, Estevez E (eds) Software Services for e-World: 10th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 3-5, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 4–4

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Chemosensory Perception.

Blog post
Carpineti A (2016) Earth Was Mostly Vaporized By The Collision That Formed The Moon, Claims New Study. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office (1993) Airport Improvement Program: Program Funding by State Relative to Enplanements for Selected Years. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Warfield BS (2017) Speaking of the Self: Theorizing the Dialogical Dimensions of Ethical Agency. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Kelly K (2017) Meeting Aims to Ease U.S.-China Tensions. New York Times B1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Ainsworth 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Ainsworth 2012; Tran and Silver 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Tran and Silver 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Hernebring et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleChemosensory Perception
AbbreviationChemosens. Percept.
ISSN (print)1936-5802
ISSN (online)1936-5810
ScopeCellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Sensory Systems

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