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
Schiermeier Q. 2000. Call for more accelerator research. Nature 405, 988.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nandy D, Choudhuri AR. 2002. Explaining the latitudinal distribution of sunspots with deep meridional flow. Science 296, 1671–1673.
A journal article with 3 authors
Choudhury S, Morgan D, Uberuaga BP. 2014. Massive interfacial reconstruction at misfit dislocations in metal/oxide interfaces. Sci. Rep. 4, 6533.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Klein EM et al. 2005. Counter-rotating microplates at the Galapagos triple junction. Nature 433, 855–858.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rassool GH. 2010. Addiction for Nurses, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Bai YL, Zheng QS, Wei YG eds. 2007. IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical Behavior and Micro-Mechanics of Nanostructured Materials: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Beijing, China, June 27–30, 2005, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Stone LD, Royset JO, Washburn AR. 2016. Search for Moving Targets in Continuous Space. in Royset JO, Washburn AR, (Ed.) Optimal Search for Moving Targets. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 121–153.

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. Why Do Witches Fly on Brooms? 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. 1974. Problems Affecting Operations at the St. Louis Postal Data Center, 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
Chow BJ. 2016. Forming Infrastructural Materials by Mechanical Compaction of Lunar and Martian Regolith Simulants. 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
Kelly C. 2013. A Holiday Gift Guide To a Library of Books With Local Connections. New York Times, A33B.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Nandy & Choudhuri 2002; Schiermeier 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Nandy & Choudhuri 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Klein 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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