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
Abeliovich, A., 2014. Neurological disorders: Quality-control pathway unlocked. Nature 510, 44–45.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stewart, I., Cohen, J., 2000. Monolith. Nature 408, 913.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shahabi, A., Wang, H., Upmanyu, M., 2014. Shaping van der Waals nanoribbons via torsional constraints: scrolls, folds and supercoils. Sci. Rep. 4, 7004.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhou, D., Liu, S., Oeding, J., Zhao, S., 2013. Forest cutting and impacts on carbon in the eastern United States. Sci. Rep. 3, 3547.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Janovy, J., Esch, G.W., 2016. A Century of Parasitology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Puhl, W., Günther, K.-P., Dieppe, P., Dreinhöfer, K.E. (Eds.), 2009. EUROHIP: Health Technology Assessment of Hip Arthroplasty in Europe. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Strobel, J., Tillberg-Webb, H., 2009. Applying a Critical and Humanizing Framework of Instructional Technologies to Educational Practice, in: Moller, L., Huett, J.B., Harvey, D.M. (Eds.), Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century: Visions of the Future. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 1–19.

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
Hale, T., 2016. The Science Behind How We Became Human [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, 1992. Compensatory Education: Most Chapter 1 Funds in Eight Districts Used for Classroom Services (No. HRD-92-136FS). 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
Hoang, V., 2009. Software maintenance: A program slicer using cross referencer (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
Koblin, J., 2017. Never Mind the Ratings. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abeliovich, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Abeliovich, 2014; Stewart and Cohen, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Stewart and Cohen, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhou et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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