How to format your references using the Food Engineering Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Food Engineering Reviews. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Passey BH (2015) Geochemistry. Biogeochemical tales told by isotope clumps. Science 348:394–395
A journal article with 2 authors
Melville WK, Matusov P (2002) Distribution of breaking waves at the ocean surface. Nature 417:58–63
A journal article with 3 authors
Mabe S, Nagamune T, Kawahara M (2014) Detecting protein-protein interactions based on kinase-mediated growth induction of mammalian cells. Sci Rep 4:6127
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Phillips RJ, Davis BJ, Tanaka KL, et al (2011) Massive CO₂ ice deposits sequestered in the south polar layered deposits of Mars. Science 332:838–841

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ndjountche T (2016) Digital Electronics 3. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Atay FM (2010) Complex Time-Delay Systems: Theory and Applications. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Harris FE (2009) Energy Computation for Exponentially Correlated Four-Body Wavefunctions. In: Piecuch P, Maruani J, Delgado-Barrio G, Wilson S (eds) Advances in the Theory of Atomic and Molecular Systems: Conceptual and Computational Advances in Quantum Chemistry. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 61–70

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 Engineering Reviews.

Blog post
Andrew E (2016) Gorillas In Zoos – The Unpalatable Truth. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2005) Transfer Students: Postsecondary Institutions Could Promote More Consistent Consideration of Coursework by Not Basing Determinations on Accreditation. 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
Nguyen JR (2012) Staging Vietnamese America: Music and the performance of Vietnamese American identities. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University

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
Crow K (2000) Allowing the Math-Challenged To Savor the Coffee at Tip Time. New York Times 146

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleFood Engineering Reviews
AbbreviationFood Eng. Rev.
ISSN (print)1866-7910
ISSN (online)1866-7929
ScopeIndustrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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