How to format your references using the Grasas y Aceites citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Grasas y Aceites. 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
Cohen ML. 2000. Changing patterns of infectious disease. Nature 406, 762–767.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zatorre R, McGill J. 2005. Music, the food of neuroscience? Nature 434, 312–315.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rubinstein SM, Cohen G, Fineberg J. 2004. Detachment fronts and the onset of dynamic friction. Nature 430, 1005–1009.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sato Y et al. 2013. Synergistic cooperation of PDI family members in peroxiredoxin 4-driven oxidative protein folding. Sci. Rep. 3, 2456.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Peinado AM, Segura JC. 2006. Speech Recognition Over Digital Channels, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Espinosa J. 2005. Fuzzy Logic, Identification and Predictive Control Vandewalle J, Wertz V, (Ed.), Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Kastrinogiannis T et al. 2011. Addressing Stability in Future Autonomic Networking. in Pentikousis K et al., (Ed.) Mobile Networks and Management: Second International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2010, Santander, Spain, September 22-24, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 50–61.

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 Grasas y Aceites.

Blog post
Andrew E. 2014. New Analysis Suggests Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Destabilizing. IFLScience. Available at: [Accessed October 30, 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. 1997. Transportation Infrastructure: Highway Pavement Design Guide Is Outdated, 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
Yanez AM. 2010. Chicano and Black radical activism of the 1960s: A comparison between the Brown Berets and the Black Panther Party in California. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 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
Davey M, Walsh MW. 2014. Detroit Reaches Deal With Creditor, as Others Object to Bankruptcy Plans. New York Times, A17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cohen 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Cohen 2000; Zatorre & McGill 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Zatorre & McGill 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Sato et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleGrasas y Aceites
AbbreviationGrasas Aceites
ISSN (print)0017-3495
ISSN (online)1988-4214
ScopeFood Science
Organic Chemistry

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