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
Okumura M (2015) Atmospheric chemistry. Just add water dimers. Science 347:718–719
A journal article with 2 authors
Ticozzi F, Viola L (2014) Quantum resources for purification and cooling: fundamental limits and opportunities. Sci Rep 4:5192
A journal article with 3 authors
Linnerooth-Bayer J, Mechler R, Pflug G (2005) Refocusing disaster aid. Science 309:1044–1046
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Guo L, Winzer T, Yang X, et al (2018) The opium poppy genome and morphinan production. Science 362:343–347

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Polushkin V (2005) Nuclear Electronics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Cordeiro J, Maciaszek LA, Filipe J (eds) (2013) Enterprise Information Systems: 14th International Conference, ICEIS 2012, Wroclaw, Poland, June 28 - July 1, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Laposata EA (2006) Restraint Stress. In: Ross DL, Chan TC (eds) Sudden Deaths in Custody. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp 59–80

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 C (2017) “Moore’s Law” For Carbon Emissions Could Mean The End Of Climate Change. 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 (1991) Attack Warning: Costs to Modernize NORAD’s Computer System Significantly Understated. 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
McCarthy BA (2010) Mentoring’s critical components: Four traditional teachers’, four alternate -route teachers’, and four mentors’ perspectives. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
Crow K (2002) Executive In-Baskets Meant for a Park Picnic. New York Times 145

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Okumura 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Ticozzi and Viola 2014; Okumura 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ticozzi and Viola 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Guo et al. 2018)

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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