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
Anderson, P. (2000). Consequences. Perhaps the biotech sector should have employed more philosophers. Nature, 405(6784), 281.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hoshi, T., & Lahiri, S. (2004). Cell biology. Oxygen sensing: it’s a gas! Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5704), 2050–2051.
A journal article with 3 authors
Purohit, P., Mitra, A., & Auerbach, A. (2007). A stepwise mechanism for acetylcholine receptor channel gating. Nature, 446(7138), 930–933.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Rannou, P., Montmessin, F., Hourdin, F., & Lebonnois, S. (2006). The latitudinal distribution of clouds on Titan. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5758), 201–205.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cruz, M. G., Peters, G. W., & Shevchenko, P. V. (2015). Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
P. Hettiaratchy, S., Griffiths, M., Ali, F., & Simmons, J. (Eds.). (2012). Plastic Surgery: A Problem Based Approach. London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Beichner, D., & Hagemann, O. (2016). Incarcerated Women: Their Situation, Their Needs and Measures for Sustainable Reintegration. In H. Kury, S. Redo, & E. Shea (Eds.), Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration: Suggestions for Succeeding Generations (Volume 2) (pp. 85–116). 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
Andrew, E. (2016, May 9). Counting Cheetahs: A New Approach Yields Results In The Maasai Mara. 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. (1969). Useful Techniques for Examining Automated Data Processing Systems (No. 091168). 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
Gajewski, T. J. (2014). Exploring leadership styles from a mediator’s perspective: A phenomenological study examining four specific organizational leadership styles and their relationship to four mediation styles as summarized by Leonard L. Riskin (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Quain, J. R. (2017, May 25). The Light-Sensing Technology Carmakers Are Clamoring For. New York Times, p. B5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Anderson 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Anderson 2000; Hoshi and Lahiri 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Hoshi and Lahiri 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Rannou et al. 2006)

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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