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 (Journal of the ASBC). 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. Laporte, R. Recruiters and academia. 428 (6985) :876 2004.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Pruszynski, J. A., and Diedrichsen, J. Neuroscience. Reading the mind to move the body. 348 (6237) :860–861 2015.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lassus, P., Opitz-Araya, X., and Lazebnik, Y. Requirement for caspase-2 in stress-induced apoptosis before mitochondrial permeabilization. 297 (5585) :1352–1354 2002.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Gallo, E. M., Winslow, M. M., Canté-Barrett, K., Radermacher, A. N., Ho, L., McGinnis, L., et al. Calcineurin sets the bandwidth for discrimination of signals during thymocyte development. 450 (7170) :731–735 2007.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. MAK- und BAT-Werte-Liste 2014. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. 2014.
An edited book
1. Gornitzka, Å., Kogan, M., and Amaral, A., eds. Reform and Change in Higher Education: Analysing Policy Implementation. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht. 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. da Veiga, L. B., Lipnikov, K., and Manzini, G. Mimetic discretization of bilinear forms. In: The Mimetic Finite Difference Method for Elliptic Problems. K. Lipnikov, and G. Manzini, eds. . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp.91–113. 2014.

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. Andrews, R. Rick Perry Set To Head Department Of Energy Despite Once Forgetting It Existed. 2016.


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. National Aero-Space Plane: A Technology Development and Demonstration Program To Build the X-30. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Richard, K. College Programs in Women’s Prisons: Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Higher Education Behind Bars. 2017.

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. Pilon, M. Wust Reclaims Gold in 3,000. :D9 2014.

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 (4,5,6,8).

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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