How to format your references using the Journal of Functional Foods citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Functional Foods. 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
Lévy-Leblond, J. M. (2001). Science’s fiction. Nature, 413(6856), 573.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiang, C., & Srinivasan, S. G. (2013). Unexpected strain-stiffening in crystalline solids. Nature, 496(7445), 339–342.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pulendran, B., Palucka, K., & Banchereau, J. (2001). Sensing pathogens and tuning immune responses. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5528), 253–256.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kim, Y., Strelcov, E., Hwang, I. R., Choi, T., Park, B. H., Jesse, S., & Kalinin, S. V. (2013). Correlative multimodal probing of ionically-mediated electromechanical phenomena in simple oxides. Scientific Reports, 3, 2924.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hoppert, M. (2005). Microscopic Techniques in Biotechnology. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Gurib-Fakim, A., & Eloff, J. N. (Eds.). (2013). Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
McSweeney, P. J., Mehrotra, K., & Oh, J. C. (2010). A Force-Directed Layout for Community Detection with Automatic Clusterization. In K. Takadama, C. Cioffi-Revilla, & G. Deffuant (Eds.), Simulating Interacting Agents and Social Phenomena: The Second World Congress (pp. 49–63). Springer Japan.

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 Functional Foods.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, February 19). Broca’s Area of Speech In Brain Surprisingly Inactive During Talking. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2007). Telecommunications: Preliminary Information on Media Ownership (GAO-08-330R). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hernandez, A. (2012). Impact of the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 on monthly caseworker visits to children in Los Angeles County on California’s foster care system [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Branch, J. (2017, March 17). The Science Behind the Squeak. New York Times, D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lévy-Leblond, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Jiang & Srinivasan, 2013; Lévy-Leblond, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Jiang & Srinivasan, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Pulendran et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kim et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Functional Foods
AbbreviationJ. Funct. Foods
ISSN (print)1756-4646
ScopeFood Science
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Nutrition and Dietetics

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