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
Cibelli, J., 2007. Development. Is therapeutic cloning dead? Science 318, 1879–1880.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gasteiger, H.A., Marković, N.M., 2009. Chemistry. Just a dream--or future reality? Science 324, 48–49.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yan, W.-B., Huang, J.-F., Fan, H., 2013. Tunable single-photon frequency conversion in a Sagnac interferometer. Sci. Rep. 3, 3555.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gavrilović, T.V., Jovanović, D.J., Lojpur, V., Dramićanin, M.D., 2014. Multifunctional Eu3+- and Er3+/Yb3+-doped GdVO4 nanoparticles synthesized by reverse micelle method. Sci. Rep. 4, 4209.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yang, H., Lee, E.K., 2016. Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
An edited book
Kauczor, H.-U., Bäuerle, T. (Eds.), 2015. Imaging of Complications and Toxicity following Tumor Therapy, 1st ed. 2016. ed, Medical Radiology. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Letfullin, R.R., George, T.F., 2016. Introduction to Light–Particle Interactions, in: George, T.F. (Ed.), Computational Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology: Lectures with Computer Practicums. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 183–239.

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
Potvin, S., 2017. How Sound Can Be Used To Levitate Objects [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, 1977. Federal Short Takeoff and Landing Transport Programs: Status and Needs (No. 101787). 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
Ameen, U., 2012. Social and political climates’ influence on Muslim American students’ intersectional identity (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
Kanter, J., 2017. Celebrating Trade Deal, Trudeau Praises E.U. New York Times A8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cibelli, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Cibelli, 2007; Gasteiger and Marković, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Gasteiger and Marković, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Gavrilović et al., 2014)

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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