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. Estrada-Oyuela, R. Copenhagen needs a strong lead negotiator. 461 (7267) :1056–1057 2009.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Mourou, G., and Tajima, T. Physics. More intense, shorter pulses. 331 (6013) :41–42 2011.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Gwynne, D. T., Judge, K. A., and Kelly, C. D. Evidence for male allocation in pipefish? 466 (7310) :E11; discussion E12 2010.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Sylantyev, S., Savtchenko, L. P., Niu, Y.-P., Ivanov, A. I., Jensen, T. P., Kullmann, D. M., et al. Electric fields due to synaptic currents sharpen excitatory transmission. 319 (5871) :1845–1849 2008.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Fisk, P. Chemical Risk Assessment. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. 2013.
An edited book
1. Lee, J., Lee, M. C., Liu, H., and Ryu, J.-H., eds. Intelligent Robotics and Applications: 6th International Conference, ICIRA 2013, Busan, South Korea, September 25-28, 2013, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Bain, J. Relativity and Quantum Field Theory. In: Space, Time, and Spacetime: Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski’s Unification of Space and Time. V. Petkov, ed. . Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp.129–146. 2010.

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. Luntz, S. Undersea Landslide Unleashed Gigantic Ancient Tsunami. 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. Department of Education Uncertain About Effectiveness of Its Special Services Program. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Corral, D. C. A grant proposal: Parent and adolescent support group. 2010.

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. Dominus, S. Singing Together Again. :C1 2016.

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 (2,4).
This sentence cites four references (2,5,6,8).

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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