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
Spurgeon, D. (2000). Canada tries to limit nanotech brain drain. Nature, 408(6812), 623.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gorbunova, Y. V., & Spitzer, N. C. (2002). Dynamic interactions of cyclic AMP transients and spontaneous Ca(2+) spikes. Nature, 418(6893), 93–96.
A journal article with 3 authors
Baker, C. R., Hanson-Smith, V., & Johnson, A. D. (2013). Following gene duplication, paralog interference constrains transcriptional circuit evolution. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6154), 104–108.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sheehy, A. M., Gaddis, N. C., Choi, J. D., & Malim, M. H. (2002). Isolation of a human gene that inhibits HIV-1 infection and is suppressed by the viral Vif protein. Nature, 418(6898), 646–650.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Deutsch, R. (2017). Convergence. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Klimpel, S., & Mehlhorn, H. (Eds.). (2014). Bats (Chiroptera) as Vectors of Diseases and Parasites: Facts and Myths (Vol. 5). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Wilson, K. B., & Gedeon, D. R. (2006). Status of Pulse Tube Cryocooler Development at Sunpower. In R. G. Ross (Ed.), Cryocoolers 13 (pp. 31–40). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Fang, J. (2015, August 1). Seal Fat Reveals Chemical Pollutants in the Deep Sea. 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. (2015). Aviation Security: TSA’s Managed Inclusion Process Expands Passenger Expedited Screening, But TSA Has Not Tested Its Security Effectiveness (No. GAO-15-465T). 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
Detweiler, K. R. (2012). Exploring Discursive Interaction, Habitus, and Dynamic Co-emergence Among an Agency Leader and Congressional Oversight Committee: A Case Study of Languaging in Practice (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2005, November 29). Case Reopens Abortion Issue for Justices. New York Times, p. A21.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Spurgeon 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gorbunova and Spitzer 2002; Spurgeon 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Gorbunova and Spitzer 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Sheehy et al. 2002)

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

Other styles