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
Eisenstein, M. (2009). Neural circuits: Putting neurons on the map. Nature, 461(7267), 1149–1152.
A journal article with 2 authors
Romanov-Michailidis, F., & Rovis, T. (2015). Organic chemistry: Natural polarity inverted. Nature, 523(7561), 417–418.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chandra, F. A., Buzi, G., & Doyle, J. C. (2011). Glycolytic oscillations and limits on robust efficiency. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6039), 187–192.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhao, W., Kruse, J.-P., Tang, Y., Jung, S. Y., Qin, J., & Gu, W. (2008). Negative regulation of the deacetylase SIRT1 by DBC1. Nature, 451(7178), 587–590.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weston, P. (2006). Bioinformatics Software Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Davies, W. K. D. (Ed.). (2015). Theme Cities: Solutions for Urban Problems (Vol. 112). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Raïevsky, C., Mercier, A., Genthial, D., & Occello, M. (2014). Doubt Removal for Dependant People from Tablet Computer Usage Monitoring. In J. M. Corchado, J. Bajo, J. Kozlak, P. Pawlewski, J. M. Molina, B. Gaudou, et al. (Eds.), Highlights of Practical Applications of Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection: PAAMS 2014 International Workshops, Salamanca, Spain, June 4-6, 2014. Proceedings (pp. 44–53). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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, November 8). Australian Radio Telescope Begins Hunt For Intelligent Alien Life. 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. (1996). Highway Trust Fund: Financial Status and Outlook (No. T-RCED-96-169). 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
Nonu, M. E. (2017). Eagle Lake Climate Change during the Holocene and during the Last 100 Years (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Brantley, B. (2016, October 14). This Means Something, as Well as Something Else. New York Times, p. C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eisenstein 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Eisenstein 2009; Romanov-Michailidis and Rovis 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Romanov-Michailidis and Rovis 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhao et al. 2008)

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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