How to format your references using the Food and Bioprocess Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Food and Bioprocess 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
Kniffen, D. A. (2000). Instrument’s ability to do the job is NASA’s priority. Nature, 405(6782), 14.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wollert, T., & Hurley, J. H. (2010). Molecular mechanism of multivesicular body biogenesis by ESCRT complexes. Nature, 464(7290), 864–869.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wisse, B. E., Kim, F., & Schwartz, M. W. (2007). Physiology. An integrative view of obesity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5852), 928–929.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wang, W., Zhang, W., Gu, J., Liu, Q., Deng, T., Zhang, D., & Lin, H.-Q. (2013). Design of a structure with low incident and viewing angle dependence inspired by Morpho butterflies. Scientific reports, 3, 3427.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Malcolm, D. (2012). The British and Irish Short Story Handbook. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Alvergne, A., Jenkinson, C., & Faurie, C. (Eds.). (2016). Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine: From Research to Policy and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Chen, G.-R., Ding, C.-M., & Zheng, C.-Y. (2013). Bank Debt, Growth Opportunities and Corporate Investment Behavior. In E. Qi, J. Shen, & R. Dou (Eds.), The 19th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management: Engineering Economics Management (pp. 45–53). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 and Bioprocess Technology.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2016, September 16). Beauty Of The Cosmos Revealed In Stunning Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016 Images. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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. (1971). Review of Administration of Selected Aspects of the Student-Tutor Education Program by the National Endowment for the Humanities (No. B-158811). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Britigan, D. H. (2009). Health information sources and health literacy levels of Latinos in a midwestern tri -state area (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Linda Greenhouse; Karen, & Gary Gately contributed reporting for this article. (2005, November 15). Supreme Court Roundup; BURDEN OF PROOF NOW ON PARENTS IN SCHOOL CASES. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kniffen 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kniffen 2000; Wollert and Hurley 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Wollert and Hurley 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleFood and Bioprocess Technology
AbbreviationFood Bioproc. Tech.
ISSN (print)1935-5130
ISSN (online)1935-5149
ScopeFood Science
Process Chemistry and Technology
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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