How to format your references using the Journal of Stored Products Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Stored Products Research. 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
Lee, R., 2011. The outlook for population growth. Science 333, 569–573.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shohat, S., Shifman, S., 2014. Bias towards large genes in autism. Nature 512, E1-2.
A journal article with 3 authors
Olsen, A., Vantipalli, M.C., Lithgow, G.J., 2006. Checkpoint proteins control survival of the postmitotic cells in Caenorhabditis elegans. Science 312, 1381–1385.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hanage, W.P., Fraser, C., Tang, J., Connor, T.R., Corander, J., 2009. Hyper-recombination, diversity, and antibiotic resistance in pneumococcus. Science 324, 1454–1457.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mazze, R.S., Strock, E.S., Simonson, G.D., Bergenstal, R.M., 2006. Staged Diabetes Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Seffah, A., Metzker, E. (Eds.), 2009. Adoption-centric Usability Engineering: Systematic Deployment, Assessment and Improvement of Usability Methods in Software Engineering. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Cosottini, M., 2012. Nervi cranici, in: Cosottini, M. (Ed.), Anatomia RM Dell’encefalo, Imaging & Formazione. Springer, Milano, pp. 75–85.

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 Stored Products Research.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2017. Why Are Pandas Black And White? [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, 1994. Amtrak: Deteriorated Financial Condition and Costly Future Challenges (No. T-RCED-94-145). 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
Monosky, K.A., 2010. Perceived effectiveness and utility of various EMS credentials (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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. The Layover. New York Times C7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lee, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Lee, 2011; Shohat and Shifman, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Shohat and Shifman, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Hanage et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Stored Products Research
AbbreviationJ. Stored Prod. Res.
ISSN (print)0022-474X
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science
Food Science
Insect Science

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