How to format your references using the Journal of Food and Drug Analysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Food and Drug Analysis. 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
[1]
Yutzey KE. Cardiovascular biology: Switched at birth. Nature 2014;509:572–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Miyake T, Kalluri R. Cardiac biology: Cell plasticity helps hearts to repair. Nature 2014;514:575–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Tseng C-H, Gobell JL, Sperling G. Long-lasting sensitization to a given colour after visual search. Nature 2004;428:657–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Schumer M, Xu C, Powell DL, Durvasula A, Skov L, Holland C, et al. Natural selection interacts with recombination to shape the evolution of hybrid genomes. Science 2018;360:656–60.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Wilson DA. Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Falcone Y, Sánchez C, editors. Runtime Verification: 16th International Conference, RV 2016, Madrid, Spain, September 23–30, 2016, Proceedings. vol. 10012. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Mader L. The Intergovernmental Relations in Switzerland. In: López-Basaguren A, Escajedo San Epifanio L, editors. The Ways of Federalism in Western Countries and the Horizons of Territorial Autonomy in Spain: Volume 2, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 49–61.

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 Food and Drug Analysis.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. Astronomers Spot Mysterious Blob From The Ancient Universe. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/astronomers-spot-mysterious-blob-from-the-ancient-universe/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of Medicare and the Health Care Sector. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Downey SS. Resilient networks and and the historical ecology of Q’eqchi’ Maya swidden agriculture. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 2009.

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
[1]
Williams G, Kakissis J, Ferren A, Sherwood S, Williams IK, Parla K, et al. 15 Cities, Wrapped in a Bow, for Under $100. New York Times 2011:TR3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Food and Drug Analysis
AbbreviationJ. Food Drug Anal.
ISSN (print)1021-9498
ScopeFood Science
Pharmacology

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