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
Highfield R (2000) ESSAYS ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: Selling Science to the Public. Science 289:59
A journal article with 2 authors
You JQ, Nori F (2011) Atomic physics and quantum optics using superconducting circuits. Nature 474:589–597
A journal article with 3 authors
Fuster JM, Bodner M, Kroger JK (2000) Cross-modal and cross-temporal association in neurons of frontal cortex. Nature 405:347–351
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chin AI, Dempsey PW, Bruhn K, et al (2002) Involvement of receptor-interacting protein 2 in innate and adaptive immune responses. Nature 416:190–194

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Leuf B (2006) The Semantic Web. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Denoeux T, Masson M-H (eds) (2012) Belief Functions: Theory and Applications: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Belief Functions, Compiègne, France 9-11 May 2012. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Petropoulos N, Maguire R (2013) Match Fixing: Case Studies from Greece and Ireland. In: Haberfeld MR, Sheehan D (eds) Match-Fixing in International Sports: Existing Processes, Law Enforcement, and Prevention Strategies. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 89–99

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) Do Common Chemicals Increase Your Risk of Cancer? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/do-common-chemicals-increase-your-risk-cancer/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2008) Digital Television Transition: Implementation of the Converter Box Subsidy Program Is Under Way, but Preparedness to Manage an Increase in Subsidy Demand Is Unclear. 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
Beard AR (2017) Absence Causation in Mechanistic Explanation. 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
Kelly C (2013) Over 50, and Under No Illusions. New York Times BU1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Highfield 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Highfield 2000; You and Nori 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (You and Nori 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Chin et al. 2002)

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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