How to format your references using the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
1. McFall-Ngai, M. Adaptive immunity: care for the community. 445 (7124) :153 2007.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Liu, C. C., and Arkin, A. P. Cell biology. The case for RNA. 330 (6008) :1185–1186 2010.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Umemoto, K., Wentzcovitch, R. M., and Allen, P. B. Dissociation of MgSiO3 in the cores of gas giants and terrestrial exoplanets. 311 (5763) :983–986 2006.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Frankland, P. W., Bontempi, B., Talton, L. E., Kaczmarek, L., and Silva, A. J. The involvement of the anterior cingulate cortex in remote contextual fear memory. 304 (5672) :881–883 2004.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Purkis, S., and Klemas, V. Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, UK. 2011.
An edited book
1. Stone, V., Ojikutu, B., Rawlings, M. K., and Smith, K. Y., eds. HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color. Springer, New York, NY. 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Zalba, P. E., Morosi, M. E., and Conconi, M. S. Olavarría County. In: Springer Earth System Sciences, Gondwana Industrial Clays: Tandilia System, Argentina-Geology and Applications. M.E. Morosi, and M.S. Conconi, eds. . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp.107–131. 2016.

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 the American Society of Brewing Chemists.

Blog post
1. Evans, K. Architects Create Free DIY Sustainable “Indoor Garden” For Urban Living. 2017.


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
1. Government Accountability Office. Traffic Congestion: Federal Efforts to Improve Mobility. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 1989.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Powers, K. L. Real-time video streaming: Impact on maternal anxiety and the maternal-infant bond. 2012.

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
1. Crow, K. Reminiscing About a Woman With Quirks as Well as Causes. :146 2002.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (2).
This sentence cites two references (3,4).
This sentence cites four references (4,5,7,8).

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists
AbbreviationJ. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem.
ISSN (print)0361-0470
ScopeFood Science
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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