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
Huang AS-H (2004) Follow your nose. Nature 428:221–222
A journal article with 2 authors
Dillin A, Kelly JW (2007) Medicine. The yin-yang of sirtuins. Science 317:461–462
A journal article with 3 authors
Tayagaki T, Hoshi Y, Usami N (2013) Investigation of the open-circuit voltage in solar cells doped with quantum dots. Sci Rep 3:2703
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Shen J-X, Feng AS, Xu Z-M, et al (2008) Ultrasonic frogs show hyperacute phonotaxis to female courtship calls. Nature 453:914–916

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Imrie R, Street E (2011) Architectural Design and Regulation. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK
An edited book
Kunkel JM, Ludwig T (eds) (2015) High Performance Computing: 30th International Conference, ISC High Performance 2015, Frankfurt, Germany, July 12-16, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Whittle DB (2016) How Feedback Loops Can Improve Aid and Governance. In: Thomas EA (ed) Broken Pumps and Promises: Incentivizing Impact in Environmental Health. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 31–45

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
Andrew E (2015) Viruses Are Highly Evolved Infectious Agents – Perfect To Go After Cancer. 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 (2000) Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems. 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
Singh KK (2015) An 8-PSK receiver using LNA & SRO: Design and mathematical analysis. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Baker AL, McKINLEY JC Jr (2017) Bullet in Bronx Takes a Detour, Turning Deadly. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Huang 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Huang 2004; Dillin and Kelly 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Dillin and Kelly 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Shen et al. 2008)

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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