How to format your references using the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 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
Rogers, J.A., 2013. Materials science. A clear advance in soft actuators. Science 341, 968–969.
A journal article with 2 authors
Xu, X., Norell, M.A., 2004. A new troodontid dinosaur from China with avian-like sleeping posture. Nature 431, 838–841.
A journal article with 3 authors
Redhu, S.K., Castronovo, M., Nicholson, A.W., 2013. Digital imprinting of RNA recognition and processing on a self-assembled nucleic acid matrix. Sci. Rep. 3, 2550.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
McDermott, R., Simmonds, R.W., Steffen, M., Cooper, K.B., Cicak, K., Osborn, K.D., Oh, S., Pappas, D.P., Martinis, J.M., 2005. Simultaneous state measurement of coupled Josephson phase qubits. Science 307, 1299–1302.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burd, B., 2011. Java® For Dummies®. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Sherman, C.H., 2007. Transducers and Arrays for Underwater Sound, Monograph Series in Underwater Acoustics. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Taylor, I.J., Harrison, A.B., 2009. Distributed Security Techniques, in: Taylor, I.J., Harrison, A.B. (Eds.), From P2P and Grids to Services on the Web: Evolving Distributed Communities, Computer Communications and Networks. Springer, London, pp. 61–77.

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 Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J., 2017. Planet Nine May Have Been A Rogue World Captured By Our Solar System [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1993. Army Training: Expenditures for Troop Schools Have Not Been Justified (No. NSIAD-93-172). 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
Turpin-Padberg, S., 2017. Effects of Elementary Teacher Preparation and Support on Retention (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. Sami Blood. New York Times C10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rogers, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Rogers, 2013; Xu and Norell, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Xu and Norell, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (McDermott et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
AbbreviationJ. Loss Prev. Process Ind.
ISSN (print)0950-4230
ScopeFood Science
General Chemical Engineering
Management Science and Operations Research
Energy Engineering and Power Technology
Control and Systems Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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