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
Kiser, B., 2015. Early child development: Body of knowledge. Nature 523, 286–289.
A journal article with 2 authors
Win, M.N., Smolke, C.D., 2008. Higher-order cellular information processing with synthetic RNA devices. Science 322, 456–460.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vohs, K.D., Mead, N.L., Goode, M.R., 2006. The psychological consequences of money. Science 314, 1154–1156.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V., Helle, S., Tremblay, M., Russell, A.F., 2004. Fitness benefits of prolonged post-reproductive lifespan in women. Nature 428, 178–181.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Linder, B., 2004. Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kumar, M.S.N., Tafalla, M., Caselli, P. (Eds.), 2005. Cores to Clusters: A Scientific Autobiography, Astrophysics and Space Science Library. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Schiff, R., Sasson, A., Nuri, Y., Ben-Artzi, E., 2016. The Efficiency of Metacognitive and Metalinguistic Awareness in Word Spelling Among Hebrew Speaking Children with SLI: An Intervention Study, in: Schiff, R., Joshi, R.M. (Eds.), Interventions in Learning Disabilities: A Handbook on Systematic Training Programs for Individuals with Learning Disabilities, Literacy Studies. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 67–89.

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
O`Callaghan, J., 2015. Weird Pulsating Aurorae May Be Caused By Low-Energy Electrons [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, 2000. Critical Infrastructure Protection: National Plan for Information Systems Protection (No. AIMD-00-90R). 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
Masumdar, S., 2017. Vibration-based electromagnetic energy harvester for low-frequency road traffic (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Kelly, R.E., 2017. An agenda for South Korea’s new leader. New York Times 0.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kiser, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Kiser, 2015; Win and Smolke, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Win and Smolke, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Lahdenperä et al., 2004)

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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