How to format your references using the Food and Bioproducts Processing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Food and Bioproducts Processing. 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
Rangel, T.F., 2012. Ecology. Amazonian extinction debts. Science 337, 162–163.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schreiber, H., Rowley, D.A., 2010. Cancer. Awakening immunity. Science 330, 761–762.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rohde, D.L.T., Olson, S., Chang, J.T., 2004. Modelling the recent common ancestry of all living humans. Nature 431, 562–566.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Macbeth, M.R., Schubert, H.L., Vandemark, A.P., Lingam, A.T., Hill, C.P., Bass, B.L., 2005. Inositol hexakisphosphate is bound in the ADAR2 core and required for RNA editing. Science 309, 1534–1539.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bolstad, W.M., 2009. Understanding Computational Bayesian Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Suit, H.D., 2011. Evolution of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Campbell, R.J., Hann, C.R., 2009. Eye and Adnexa, in: Waters, B.L. (Ed.), Handbook of Autopsy Practice. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp. 69–76.

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 Bioproducts Processing.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. So Your Teenager Is Vaping E-Cigarettes – Should You Worry? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2004. Summary Analysis of Federal Commercial Aviation Taxes and Fees (No. GAO-04-406R). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gandarilla, A.H., 2009. Family preservation: A content analysis of literature (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
Stellin, S., 2013. District Judge Upholds Government’s Right to Search Electronics at Border. New York Times B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rangel, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Rangel, 2012; Schreiber and Rowley, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Schreiber and Rowley, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Macbeth et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleFood and Bioproducts Processing
AbbreviationFood Bioprod. Process.
ISSN (print)0960-3085
ScopeFood Science
General Chemical Engineering

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