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
Packer, C., 2010. Genetics. A bit of Texas in Florida. Science 329, 1606–1607.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gros, J., Tabin, C.J., 2014. Vertebrate limb bud formation is initiated by localized epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Science 343, 1253–1256.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bo, T.-L., Zhang, H., Zheng, X.-J., 2014. Charge-to-mass ratio of saltating particles in wind-blown sand. Sci. Rep. 4, 5590.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gnatt, A.L., Cramer, P., Fu, J., Bushnell, D.A., Kornberg, R.D., 2001. Structural basis of transcription: an RNA polymerase II elongation complex at 3.3 A resolution. Science 292, 1876–1882.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Miller, J.M., 2009. Chromatography. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Fogarty, T.J., White, R.A. (Eds.), 2010. Peripheral Endovascular Interventions. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Scales, R., Buman, M.P., 2016. Paradigms of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness, in: Mechanick, J.I., Kushner, R.F. (Eds.), Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 29–40.

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
Andrews, R., 2016. Violent Volcanic Eruption In Costa Rica Smothers Capital City In Ash [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, 2000. Information Technology: Update on VA Actions to Implement Critical Reforms (No. T-AIMD-00-74). 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
Zimmerman, T.F., 2010. A descriptive review of the development and implementation of a funding model for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System: The first 10 years, 1998–2008 (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Wagner, J., 2016. For the Mets, a Middleman on Call 24/7. New York Times D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Packer, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Gros and Tabin, 2014; Packer, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Gros and Tabin, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Gnatt et al., 2001)

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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