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
Wuethrich, B., 2000. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY: Feds Team Up With a Company to Protect 17 Threatened Fish Species. Science 289, 385.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ottino, J.M., Wiggins, S., 2004. Applied physics. Designing optimal micromixers. Science 305, 485–486.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wohlgemuth, S., Ronacher, B., Wehner, R., 2001. Ant odometry in the third dimension. Nature 411, 795–798.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, B.Y.-H., Huang, C.-H., Lin, Y.-H., Huang, C.-C., Deng, C.-X., Hsu, L.-C., 2014. The K898E germline variant in the PP1-binding motif of BRCA1 causes defects in DNA Repair. Sci. Rep. 4, 5812.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kölle, W., 2009. Wasseranalysen - richtig beurteilt. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Kyte, T., 2014. Expert Oracle Database Architecture: Third Edition, Third Edition. ed. Apress, Berkeley, CA.
A chapter in an edited book
Beichner, D., Hagemann, O., 2016. Incarcerated Women: Their Situation, Their Needs and Measures for Sustainable Reintegration, in: Kury, H., Redo, S., Shea, E. (Eds.), Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration: Suggestions for Succeeding Generations (Volume 2). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 85–116.

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
Carpineti, A., 2016. Star-Shaped Polymers Developed That Can Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics [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. Joint Simulation Training (No. NSIAD-94-249R). 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
Hartley, D.L., 2010. Transnational jazz and blues: Aural aesthetics and African diasporic fiction (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
Almosawa, S., Youssef, N., 2017. Shattered Yemen Falls Victim to Another Deadly Enemy: Cholera. New York Times A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wuethrich, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Ottino and Wiggins, 2004; Wuethrich, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Ottino and Wiggins, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen et al., 2014)

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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