How to format your references using the Journal of Cereal Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Cereal Science. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Martinez Arias, A., 2005. Cell signaling. Frizzled at the cutting edge of the synapse. Science 310, 1284–1285.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gudmundsson, A., Mohajeri, N., 2013. Entropy and order in urban street networks. Sci. Rep. 3, 3324.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hermans, T.M., Frauenrath, H., Stellacci, F., 2013. Materials science. Droplets out of equilibrium. Science 341, 243–244.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kawai, M., Ogawa, Y., Shimmura, S., Ohta, S., Suzuki, T., Kawamura, N., Kuwana, M., Kawakami, Y., Tsubota, K., 2013. Expression and localization of aging markers in lacrimal gland of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Sci. Rep. 3, 2455.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vignes, A., 2013. Extractive Metallurgy 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Dong, S., Kassam, K.-A.S., Tourrand, J.F., Boone, R.B. (Eds.), 2016. Building Resilience of Human-Natural Systems of Pastoralism in the Developing World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Ralston, N.V.C., Azenkeng, A., Raymond, L.J., 2012. Mercury-Dependent Inhibition of Selenoenzymes and Mercury Toxicity, in: Ceccatelli, S., Aschner, M. (Eds.), Methylmercury and Neurotoxicity. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 91–99.

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 Journal of Cereal Science.

Blog post
Taub, B., 2016. The FDA Has Agreed To Let Scientists Turn MDMA Into A Medicine [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1995. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Maneuver System Schedule Includes Unnecessary Risk (No. NSIAD-95-161). 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
Krau, C.F., 2008. A case study of congregational design and implementation of adult Christian education (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Gustines, G.G., 2016. Marvel Shines a Spotlight on Women. New York Times C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Martinez Arias, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Gudmundsson and Mohajeri, 2013; Martinez Arias, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Gudmundsson and Mohajeri, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Kawai et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Cereal Science
AbbreviationJ. Cereal Sci.
ISSN (print)0733-5210
ScopeFood Science

Other styles