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
Weaire, D., 2013. Applied physics. A fresh start for foam physics. Science 340, 693–694.
A journal article with 2 authors
Whitesides, G.M., Crabtree, G.W., 2007. Don’t forget long-term fundamental research in energy. Science 315, 796–798.
A journal article with 3 authors
Huffard, C.L., Boneka, F., Full, R.J., 2005. Underwater bipedal locomotion by octopuses in disguise. Science 307, 1927.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nakamura, A., Kaneko, N., Villemagne, V.L., Kato, T., Doecke, J., Doré, V., Fowler, C., Li, Q.-X., Martins, R., Rowe, C., Tomita, T., Matsuzaki, K., Ishii, Kenji, Ishii, Kazunari, Arahata, Y., Iwamoto, S., Ito, K., Tanaka, K., Masters, C.L., Yanagisawa, K., 2018. High performance plasma amyloid-β biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. Nature 554, 249–254.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Love, J., Bryant, J.A., 2017. Biofuels and Bioenergy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Marani, E., 2008. The Subthalamic Nucleus Part I: Development, Cytology, Topography and Connections, Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Layton, W.J., Rebholz, L.G., 2012. Time Relaxation Truncates Scales, in: Rebholz, L. (Ed.), Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence: Analysis, Phenomenology and Numerical Analysis, Lecture Notes in Mathematics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 99–120.

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
Hale, T., 2015. Catastrophic Antelope Death Rates Are Higher And More Mysterious Than Previously Thought [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, 1973. Advanced Airborne Command Post Program (No. B-178570). 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
Hunt, S.A., 2012. A study of health care payment organizations’ culture and adaptability to revolutionary change (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Schonbrun, Z., 2013. A Dimmed Marquee. New York Times B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weaire, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Weaire, 2013; Whitesides and Crabtree, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Whitesides and Crabtree, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Nakamura et al., 2018)

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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