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
Forrest LR (2013) Structural biology. (Pseudo-)symmetrical transport. Science 339:399–401
A journal article with 2 authors
Smith SA, Donoghue MJ (2008) Rates of molecular evolution are linked to life history in flowering plants. Science 322:86–89
A journal article with 3 authors
Hayashi K, Yoshida K, Matsui Y (2005) A histone H3 methyltransferase controls epigenetic events required for meiotic prophase. Nature 438:374–378
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Piel M, Nordberg J, Euteneuer U, Bornens M (2001) Centrosome-dependent exit of cytokinesis in animal cells. Science 291:1550–1553

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vanclef J (2013) The Wealth Code 2.0. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Brown G, Chiek Y (eds) (2016) Leibniz on Compossibility and Possible Worlds. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Fabian M, Habala P, Hájek P, et al (2011) Structure of Banach Spaces. In: Habala P, Hájek P, Montesinos V, Zizler V (eds) Banach Space Theory: The Basis for Linear and Nonlinear Analysis. Springer, New York, NY, pp 237–289

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
Hale T (2016) Here Are 10 Questions Google Asked A Computer Engineer In A Job Interview. 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 (1998) Higher Education: Tuition Increases and Colleges’ Efforts to Contain Costs. 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
Pappa DM (2002) A Study of Various Process Factors in the Scale Up of a High Shear Granulated Product. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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
Cooper M (2017) Come Hell or High Water. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Forrest 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Smith and Donoghue 2008; Forrest 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Smith and Donoghue 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Piel et al. 2001)

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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