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
Zwier, T. S. (2012). Chemistry. Probing frozen molecular embraces. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6069), 668–669.
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor, J. R. A., & Kier, W. M. (2006). Biomechanics: a pneumo-hydrostatic skeleton in land crabs. Nature, 440(7087), 1005.
A journal article with 3 authors
Barry, L., Craig, G. C., & Thuburn, J. (2002). Poleward heat transport by the atmospheric heat engine. Nature, 415(6873), 774–777.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bateman, A. R., El-Hachem, N., Beck, A. H., Aerts, H. J. W. L., & Haibe-Kains, B. (2014). Importance of collection in gene set enrichment analysis of drug response in cancer cell lines. Scientific reports, 4, 4092.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sandou, G. (2013). Metaheuristic Optimization for the Design of Automatic Control Laws. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Cossentino, M., Kaisers, M., Tuyls, K., & Weiss, G. (Eds.). (2012). Multi-Agent Systems: 9th European Workshop, EUMAS 2011, Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 14-15, 2011. Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 7541). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Safa, M., & Watts, M. (2014). Energy Inputs In Pest Control Using Pesticides In New Zealand. In D. Pimentel & R. Peshin (Eds.), Integrated Pest Management: Pesticide Problems, Vol.3 (pp. 99–126). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Hamilton, K. (2016, September 6). Protected Areas Are Helping Save Our Favourite Animals – But Let’s Not Forget The Others. 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. (2013). Communications Networks: Outcome-Based Measures Would Assist DHS in Assessing Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Efforts (No. GAO-13-275). 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
Parihar, R. (2004). Characterization of the Natural Killer Cell Cytokine Response to Antibody-Coated Tumor Cells (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, 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
Novick, S. M. (2014, March 16). Classy Comfort Food in Relaxed Settings. New York Times, p. LI11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zwier 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Taylor and Kier 2006; Zwier 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Taylor and Kier 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Bateman et al. 2014)

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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