How to format your references using the Journal of Food Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Food Science and Technology. 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
Brydson R (2014) Materials analysis: Good vibrations. Nature 514:177–178
A journal article with 2 authors
Fehr E, Rockenbach B (2003) Detrimental effects of sanctions on human altruism. Nature 422:137–140
A journal article with 3 authors
Ishishita S, Matsuda Y, Kitada K (2014) Genetic evidence suggests that Spata22 is required for the maintenance of Rad51 foci in mammalian meiosis. Sci Rep 4:6148
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Sano Y, Inamura K, Miyake A, et al (2001) Immunocyte Ca2+ influx system mediated by LTRPC2. Science 293:1327–1330

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pepper G, Oliver MJ (2006) The Liquidity Theory of Asset Prices. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Gonçalves RJ, Müller JP, Mertins K, Zelm M (eds) (2007) Enterprise Interoperability II: New Challenges and Approaches. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Bowers A, Kalton NJ (2014) Consequences of Convexity. In: Kalton NJ (ed) An Introductory Course in Functional Analysis. Springer, New York, NY, pp 83–127

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 Science and Technology.

Blog post
Carpineti A (2017) The Speed Of Gravity Might Help Us Confirm Dark Energy. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/the-speed-of-gravity-might-help-us-confirm-dark-energy/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (2015) Federal Research: DOE Is Addressing Invention Disclosure and Other Challenges but Needs a Plan to Guide Data Management Improvements. 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
Hayen CJ (2017) Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Finding the Way Back to Our Animal Soul. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
Benedict I (1899) WELL ENOUGH AS IT IS. New York Times STURDAY NEW YORK OF BOOKS AND ARTBR299

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brydson 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Fehr and Rockenbach 2003; Brydson 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Fehr and Rockenbach 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Sano et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Food Science and Technology
AbbreviationJ. Food Sci. Technol.
ISSN (print)0022-1155
ISSN (online)0975-8402
ScopeFood Science

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