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
Dalton, R., 2001. Bilateral Vietnam study plans to assess war fallout of dioxin. Nature 413, 442.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schrag, D.P., Linsley, B.K., 2002. Paleoclimate. Corals, chemistry, and climate. Science 296, 277–278.
A journal article with 3 authors
Colley, D.G., LoVerde, P.T., Savioli, L., 2001. Infectious disease. Medical helminthology in the 21st century. Science 293, 1437–1438.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hasper, H.E., Kramer, N.E., Smith, J.L., Hillman, J.D., Zachariah, C., Kuipers, O.P., de Kruijff, B., Breukink, E., 2006. An alternative bactericidal mechanism of action for lantibiotic peptides that target lipid II. Science 313, 1636–1637.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lagraña, F., 2016. E-mail and Behavioral Changes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Dworkin, M., Falkow, S., Rosenberg, E., Schleifer, K.-H., Stackebrandt, E. (Eds.), 2006. The Prokaryotes: Volume 4: Bacteria: Firmicutes, Cyanobacteria. Springer US, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Kalamkarov, A.L., Challagulla, K.S., 2013. Effective Properties of Composite Materials, Reinforced Structures and Smart Composites: Asymptotic Homogenization Approach, in: Kachanov, M., Sevostianov, I. (Eds.), Effective Properties of Heterogeneous Materials, Solid Mechanics and Its Applications. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 283–363.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Reef Fishes Survived, Even Thrived, During Mass Extinction [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, 2008. Information Technology: VA Has Taken Important Steps to Centralize Control of Its Resources, but Effectiveness Depends on Additional Planned Actions (No. GAO-08-449T). 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
De La Cruz, E., 2014. School social work programing for an elementary school: A grant writing project (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
Cooper, B.M., 2017. Flair and Pain. New York Times D4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dalton, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Dalton, 2001; Schrag and Linsley, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Schrag and Linsley, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Hasper et al., 2006)

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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