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
Smaglik P. 2003. Northern England: rising star. Nature 425, 430–433.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rice CM, Saeed M. 2014. Hepatitis C: Treatment triumphs. Nature 510, 43–44.
A journal article with 3 authors
Greene CH, Monger BC, McGarry LP. 2009. Ecology. Some like it cold. Science 324, 733–734.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
López-Avilés S et al. 2009. Irreversibility of mitotic exit is the consequence of systems-level feedback. Nature 459, 592–595.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Luther GW III. 2016. Inorganic Chemistry for Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Heege HJ ed. 2013. Precision in Crop Farming: Site Specific Concepts and Sensing Methods: Applications and Results, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Gentili G, Di Napoli M. 2015. Wrist, Elbow, Axilla – Hand. in Di Napoli M, (Ed.) The Median Nerve: Motor Conduction Studies. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 17–20.

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. Secret Spaceplane Lands After 674 Days In Orbit. 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. 2004. HHS’s Efforts to Promote Health Information Technology and Legal Barriers to Its Adoption, 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
Ton N-Q. 2015. A hierarchical wireless network architecture for building automation and control systems: Implementation and simulation study. 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
Oestreich JR. 2017. Period Band Saves Empress. New York Times, C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Rice & Saeed 2014; Smaglik 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Rice & Saeed 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (López-Avilés 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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