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
Montgomery SL. 2001. Gained in the translation. Nature 409, 667.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ramocki MB, Zoghbi HY. 2008. Failure of neuronal homeostasis results in common neuropsychiatric phenotypes. Nature 455, 912–918.
A journal article with 3 authors
Alkire MT, Hudetz AG, Tononi G. 2008. Consciousness and anesthesia. Science 322, 876–880.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Qiao JW et al. 2013. A tensile deformation model for in-situ dendrite/metallic glass matrix composites. Sci. Rep. 3, 2816.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zepernick H-J, Finger A. 2005. Pseudo Random Signal Processing, John Wiley & Sons Ltd,., West Sussex, England.
An edited book
List B ed. 2009. Asymmetric Organocatalysis, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ali HE, Sami SM. 2016. Inequality, Economic Growth and Natural Resources Rent: Evidence From the Middle East and North Africa. in Stiglitz JE, Guzman M, (Ed.) Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp. 50–76.

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. 2016. How Extreme Birds Stay Aloft For Months At A Time. 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. 1988. Space Exploration: NASA’s Deep Space Missions Are Experiencing Long Delays, 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
Hayes MG. 2010. A qualitative case study of cultural competency among Advanced Placement teachers in Florida. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
(nyt) SK. 2003. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Hearing On Media Curbs. New York Times, A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Montgomery 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Montgomery 2001; Ramocki & Zoghbi 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Ramocki & Zoghbi 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Qiao 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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