How to format your references using the Food Analytical Methods citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Food Analytical Methods. 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
Goldston D (2008) US election: Not the best advice. Nature 455:453
A journal article with 2 authors
Bergink S, Jentsch S (2009) Principles of ubiquitin and SUMO modifications in DNA repair. Nature 458:461–467
A journal article with 3 authors
Scatena LF, Brown MG, Richmond GL (2001) Water at hydrophobic surfaces: weak hydrogen bonding and strong orientation effects. Science 292:908–912
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Sonne C, Langebæk R, Dietz R, et al (2018) Greenland sled dogs at risk of extinction. Science 360:1080

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dowrick DJ (2005) Earthquake Risk Reduction. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Balint PJ (2011) Wicked Environmental Problems: Managing Uncertainty and Conflict. Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, Washington, DC
A chapter in an edited book
Khuseyinova N, Koenig W (2008) C-Reactive Protein and Other Inflammatory Markers in Cardiovascular Disease. In: Davidson MH, Toth PP, Maki KC, Gotto AM (eds) Therapeutic Lipidology. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp 69–112

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 Food Analytical Methods.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Men and Women Could Use Different Cells to Process Pain. 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 (1992) Aviation Safety: Commuter Airline Safety Would Be Enhanced With Better FAA Oversight. 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
Jekanowski EC (2017) District Leadership and Systemic Inclusion: A Case Study of One Inclusive and Effective School District. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic University

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

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Goldston 2008; Bergink and Jentsch 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Bergink and Jentsch 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Sonne et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleFood Analytical Methods
AbbreviationFood Anal. Methods
ISSN (print)1936-9751
ISSN (online)1936-976X
ScopeFood Science
Analytical Chemistry
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Safety Research

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