How to format your references using the Food Hydrocolloids citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Food Hydrocolloids. 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
Marwan, W. (2010). Systems biology. Amoeba-inspired network design. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5964), 419–420.
A journal article with 2 authors
Richardson, A. J., & Poloczanska, E. S. (2008). Ocean science. Under-resourced, under threat. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5881), 1294–1295.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gershman, S. J., Horvitz, E. J., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2015). Computational rationality: A converging paradigm for intelligence in brains, minds, and machines. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6245), 273–278.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Basu, S., Gerchman, Y., Collins, C. H., Arnold, F. H., & Weiss, R. (2005). A synthetic multicellular system for programmed pattern formation. Nature, 434(7037), 1130–1134.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tatham, M., & Morton, K. (2006). Developments in Speech Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Wong, C. W. Y. (2015). Environmental Management: The Supply Chain Perspective (K.-H. Lai, Y. H. V. Lun, & T. C. E. Cheng, Eds.). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhao, L., Sakr, S., Liu, A., & Bouguettaya, A. (2014). Performance Evaluation Framework of Cloud Platforms. In S. Sakr, A. Liu, & A. Bouguettaya (Eds.), Cloud Data Management (pp. 47–65). Springer International Publishing.

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 Hydrocolloids.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. (2015, November 5). XX FILES: The Extraordinary World Of Female Scientists. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1991). Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Japan and Australia (NSIAD-92-5). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Vallaster, J. R. (2019). Recognizing and Supporting the Forgotten Poverty Frontier: Exploring Suburban School Poverty in Elementary Schools [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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. (2002, April 24). Gallery? Studio? Home? Blurring the Lines, Artists Paint and Sell. New York Times, G23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marwan, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Marwan, 2010; Richardson & Poloczanska, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Richardson & Poloczanska, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Gershman et al., 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Basu et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleFood Hydrocolloids
AbbreviationFood Hydrocoll.
ISSN (print)0268-005X
ScopeFood Science
General Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry

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