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
Andreae MO (2007) Atmosphere. Aerosols before pollution. Science 315:50–51
A journal article with 2 authors
Hanahan D, Weinberg RA (2008) Retrospective: Judah Folkman (1933-2008). Science 319:1055
A journal article with 3 authors
del Campo A, Boshier MG, Saxena A (2014) Bent waveguides for matter-waves: supersymmetric potentials and reflectionless geometries. Sci Rep 4:5274
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Peter J, De Chiara M, Friedrich A, et al (2018) Genome evolution across 1,011 Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates. Nature 556:339–344

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Balmori D (2014) Drawing and Reinventing Landscape. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Corcoran T, White J, Whitburn B (eds) (2015) Disability Studies: Educating for Inclusion. SensePublishers, Rotterdam
A chapter in an edited book
Cushman RA, McDaneld TG, Kuehn LA, et al (2014) Incorporation of Genetic Technologies Associated with Applied Reproductive Technologies to Enhance World Food Production. In: Lamb GC, DiLorenzo N (eds) Current and Future Reproductive Technologies and World Food Production. Springer, New York, NY, pp 77–96

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
Andrew D (2016) 10 Maps That Reveal How Major Cities Could Be Underwater By 2100. 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 (2008) Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status of Systems Acquisition and the Transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System. 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
Vincent C (2010) Viewing Dissociative Identity Disorder through a Jungian lens. 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
Protess B, Goldstein M (2017) Filing Raises Questions for Nominee to the S.E.C. New York Times A19

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Andreae 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Andreae 2007; Hanahan and Weinberg 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Hanahan and Weinberg 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Peter 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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