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
Manabe T. 2002. Does BDNF have pre- or postsynaptic targets? Science 295, 1651–1653.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hayes RA, Feenstra BJ. 2003. Video-speed electronic paper based on electrowetting. Nature 425, 383–385.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hayashi K, de Sousa Lopes SMC, Surani MA. 2007. Germ cell specification in mice. Science 316, 394–396.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Taira T et al. 2009. Remote triggering of fault-strength changes on the San Andreas fault at Parkfield. Nature 461, 636–639.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dvorak R, Lhotka C. 2013. Celestial Dynamics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Filliettaz L, Billett S eds. 2015. Francophone Perspectives of Learning Through Work: Conceptions, Traditions and Practices, Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Tesoro S, Marchesini L. 2016. Perioperative Care in Day Hospital Surgery. in Astuto M, Ingelmo PM, (Ed.) Perioperative Medicine in Pediatric Anesthesia. Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 55–74.

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
Fang J. 2014. Kung Fu Stegosaur Stabbed Toothy Predator With Its Spiky Tail. 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. 2009. Career and Technical Education: States Have Broad Flexibility in Implementing Perkins IV, 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
Hagarty EP. 2008. A predictive risk modeling system for the management of small-scale water and wastewater facilities: Toward long-term sustainability of our national parks. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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. The Mayor Of Greenwich Village. New York Times, 144.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Manabe 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Hayes & Feenstra 2003; Manabe 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Hayes & Feenstra 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Taira et al. 2009)

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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