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
Abdool Karim, S.S., 2011. Stigma impedes AIDS prevention. Nature 474, 29–31.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kramer, G.J., Haigh, M., 2009. No quick switch to low-carbon energy. Nature 462, 568–569.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, J., Rashid, T., Feng, G., 2014. Esterase in imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and S. richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): activity, kinetics and variation. Sci. Rep. 4, 7112.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kosak, S.T., Skok, J.A., Medina, K.L., Riblet, R., Le Beau, M.M., Fisher, A.G., Singh, H., 2002. Subnuclear compartmentalization of immunoglobulin loci during lymphocyte development. Science 296, 158–162.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Reinhardt, H.-W., 2010. Ingenieurbaustoffe. Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany.
An edited book
Cataldo, F., Ros, T.D. (Eds.), 2008. Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacological Potential of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon Materials: Chemistry and Physics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Väätäjä, H., Sirkkunen, E., Ahvenainen, M., 2013. A Field Trial on Mobile Crowdsourcing of News Content Factors Influencing Participation, in: Kotzé, P., Marsden, G., Lindgaard, G., Wesson, J., Winckler, M. (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 54–73.

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. New Stem Cell Therapy Could Treat Mitochondrial Diseases [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, 2001. NASA: Status of Plans for Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges (No. GAO-02-184). 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
Schroeder, M., 2017. Investigating the Learnability of a Rogue Grammar: Null Subject Parameter Resetting in Second Language Acquisition (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Hughes, O., Kelly, C., 2010. It’s Enough to Make the Generous Turn Grinchy. New York Times MB9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abdool Karim, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Abdool Karim, 2011; Kramer and Haigh, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Kramer and Haigh, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Kosak et al., 2002)

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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