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
Grünbaum, D., 2006. Behavior. Align in the sand. Science 312, 1320–1322.
A journal article with 2 authors
Snaith, H.A., Sawin, K.E., 2003. Fission yeast mod5p regulates polarized growth through anchoring of tea1p at cell tips. Nature 423, 647–651.
A journal article with 3 authors
Meng, Y., Tanaka, S., Poon, C.-S., 2012. Comment on “Universality in the evolution of orientation columns in the visual cortex.” Science 336, 413; author reply 413.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Huang, Y., Duan, X., Wei, Q., Lieber, C.M., 2001. Directed assembly of one-dimensional nanostructures into functional networks. Science 291, 630–633.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goering, H., Roos, H.-G., Tobiska, L., 2010. Die Finite-Elemente-Methode für Anfänger. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Boronenkov, V., 2016. Fundamentals of Arc Spraying: Physical and Chemical Regularities, 1st ed. 2016. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
George, S.K., 2010. The Cosmopolitan Self and the Fetishism of Identity, in: Hooft, S. van, Vandekerckhove, W. (Eds.), Questioning Cosmopolitanism, Studies in Global Justice. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 63–82.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Is Your Sleep App Keeping You Up At Night? [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, 2012. Information Technology: FDA Needs to Fully Implement Key Management Practices to Lessen Modernization Risks (No. GAO-12-346). 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
Hubbard, W.L., 2009. The perceptions of public school administrators toward technology effectiveness and adequacy in curriculum and instruction in the Golden Triangle Public Schools of Mississippi (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Vecsey, G., 2010. Chef’s Choice Is Rooting for Italy, Family Style. New York Times B13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grünbaum, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Grünbaum, 2006; Snaith and Sawin, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Snaith and Sawin, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Huang et al., 2001)

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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