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
Alberts B. 2003. DNA replication and recombination. Nature 421, 431–435.
A journal article with 2 authors
Boone C, Andrews BJ. 2015. HUMAN GENOME. The indispensable genome. Science 350, 1028–1029.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jacobson MZ, Colella WG, Golden DM. 2005. Cleaning the air and improving health with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Science 308, 1901–1905.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hales TC et al. 2005. A lithospheric instability origin for Columbia River flood basalts and Wallowa Mountains uplift in northeast Oregon. Nature 438, 842–845.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Li Y. 2015. Computer Principles and Design in Verilog HDL, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Zajda J ed. 2010. Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Tanas C, Herrera-Joancomartí J. 2014. Crowdsensing Simulation Using ns-3. in Nin J, Villatoro D, (Ed.) Citizen in Sensor Networks: Second International Workshop, CitiSens 2013, Barcelona, Spain, September 19, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 47–58.

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
Davis J. 2015. Prostate Cancer Gene Map Paves Way For Targeted Drugs. 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. 2010. Students With Disabilities: More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics, 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
Le CT. 2013. Academic performance of college students as related to depression from stress. 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
Goodman PS. 2017. As U.S. Raises Walls on Trade, Allies Move On. New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Alberts 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Alberts 2003; Boone & Andrews 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Boone & Andrews 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Hales et al. 2005)

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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