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
O’Meara, S., 2015. At the very heart of progress. Nature 528, S179-81.
A journal article with 2 authors
Payne, J.L., Wagner, A., 2014. The robustness and evolvability of transcription factor binding sites. Science 343, 875–877.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yao, M.-C., Fuller, P., Xi, X., 2003. Programmed DNA deletion as an RNA-guided system of genome defense. Science 300, 1581–1584.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Laprise, P., Lau, K.M., Harris, K.P., Silva-Gagliardi, N.F., Paul, S.M., Beronja, S., Beitel, G.J., McGlade, C.J., Tepass, U., 2009. Yurt, Coracle, Neurexin IV and the Na(+),K(+)-ATPase form a novel group of epithelial polarity proteins. Nature 459, 1141–1145.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Walker, M., 2013. Happy-People-Pills For All. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Fichtinger, G., Martel, A., Peters, T. (Eds.), 2011. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2011: 14th International Conference, Toronto, Canada, September 18-22, 2011, Proceedings, Part III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Tabar, P., Maalouf, W., 2016. The Emergence of a ‘Diasporic Political Field’: A Case for Political Remittances, in: Nowicka, M., Šerbedžija, V. (Eds.), Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp. 99–120.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Bizarre Hourglass-Shaped Fossils Belonged to Our Distant Cousins [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, 2003. Commercial Aviation: Issues Regarding Federal Assistance for Enhancing Air Service to Small Communities (No. GAO-03-540T). 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
Joseph, O.W., 2009. A study of the effectiveness of mentor roles in a rural school district (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Wagner, J., 2017. Reinvigorated Astros Finish a Sweep of the Mets. New York Times D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (O’Meara, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (O’Meara, 2015; Payne and Wagner, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Payne and Wagner, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Laprise et al., 2009)

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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