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 (J Food Sci Technol). 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
Rarity JG (2003) Physics. Getting entangled in free space. Science 301:604–605
A journal article with 2 authors
Prüfer K, Meyer M (2015) Anthropology. Comment on “Late Pleistocene human skeleton and mtDNA link Paleoamericans and modern Native Americans.” Science 347:835
A journal article with 3 authors
Adams EJ, Chien Y-H, Garcia KC (2005) Structure of a gammadelta T cell receptor in complex with the nonclassical MHC T22. Science 308:227–231
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Barnett BP, Hwang Y, Taylor MS, et al (2010) Glucose and weight control in mice with a designed ghrelin O-acyltransferase inhibitor. Science 330:1689–1692

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rodda HJE, Little MA (2015) Understanding Mathematical and Statistical Techniques in Hydrology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Georgiev VS (ed) (2010) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH: Volume 3: Intramural Research. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
A chapter in an edited book
Hagras H, Wagner C (2011) Artefact Adaptation in Ambient Intelligent Environments. In: Minker W, Heinroth T (eds) Next Generation Intelligent Environments: Ambient Adaptive Systems. Springer, New York, NY, pp 127–151

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
Fang J (2014) Highest Altitude Ice Age Settlement Found in the Peruvian Andes. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1973) Contract Award Protest. 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
Shroff N (2012) Efficient sensing, summarization and classification of videos. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
St. John Kelly E (1996) At the Nation’s Table: Buffalo;Bottling the Secret Of the Wings. New York Times C4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (King 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Triendl 2002; Geldner 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Prüfer and Meyer 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Greig et al. 2002)

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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