How to format your references using the Enzyme and Microbial Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
T.H. Nguyen, Security. Microchallenges of chemical weapons proliferation, Science. 309 (2005) 1021.
A journal article with 2 authors
F. Chang, M. Peter, Cell biology. Formins set the record straight, Science. 297 (2002) 531–532.
A journal article with 3 authors
A. Hirata, B.J. Klein, K.S. Murakami, The X-ray crystal structure of RNA polymerase from Archaea, Nature. 451 (2008) 851–854.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
F.F. Perez, M. Fontela, M.I. García-Ibáñez, H. Mercier, A. Velo, P. Lherminier, P. Zunino, M. de la Paz, F. Alonso-Pérez, E.F. Guallart, X.A. Padin, Meridional overturning circulation conveys fast acidification to the deep Atlantic Ocean, Nature. 554 (2018) 515–518.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
K. Hunt-Ahmed, Contemporary Islamic Finance, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
T. Yao, ed., Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium of Global COE Program “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward CO2 Zero-emission Energy System,” Springer Japan, Tokyo, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
A. Cohen, M. Porath, A. Clarke, H. Bai, C. Leggo, K. Meyer, The Artistry of Teaching, in: A. Cohen, M. Porath, A. Clarke, H. Bai, C. Leggo, K. Meyer (Eds.), Speaking of Teaching…: Inclinations, Inspirations, and Innerworkings, SensePublishers, Rotterdam, 2012: pp. 37–39.

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 Enzyme and Microbial Technology.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Why Rosetta Is The Greatest Space Mission Of Our Lifetime, IFLScience. (2014).


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, Federal Ships: Policy Changes in the Disposal of Surplus Ships, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
T.E. Davis, Sedimentation solutions for the Port of Gulfport, MS, Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University, 2010.

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
J.R. Oestreich, Getting Inside the Mind of Bach, New York Times. (2017) C6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleEnzyme and Microbial Technology
AbbreviationEnzyme Microb. Technol.
ISSN (print)0141-0229
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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