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
Smith C (2004) Running interference on the genome. Nature 428:225
A journal article with 2 authors
Keene WC, Pszenny AAP (2004) Comment on “Reactions at interfaces as a source of sulfate formation in sea-salt particles” (I). Science 303:628; author reply 628
A journal article with 3 authors
Hudson JJ, Taylor WD, Schindler DW (2000) Phosphate concentrations in lakes. Nature 406:54–56
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Burgess SA, Walker ML, Sakakibara H, et al (2003) Dynein structure and power stroke. Nature 421:715–718

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
D’Andrea A, Sjogren J (2013) Veterinary Technician’s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Buscema M, Tastle WJ (eds) (2013) Intelligent Data Mining in Law Enforcement Analytics: New Neural Networks Applied to Real Problems. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Türler A, Gregorich KE (2014) Experimental Techniques. In: Schädel M, Shaughnessy D (eds) The Chemistry of Superheavy Elements. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 261–308

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
Fang J (2015) Archaeologists May Have Uncovered the Site of Jesus’s Trial. 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 (1987) Bilingual Education: A New Look at the Research Evidence. 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
Sanghvi AM (2009) Characterization of algal biomeal for applications in food. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Novick SM (2014) Classy Comfort Food in Relaxed Settings. New York Times LI11

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smith 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Keene and Pszenny 2004; Smith 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Keene and Pszenny 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Burgess et al. 2003)

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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