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. Arnold, F. H. Combinatorial and computational challenges for biocatalyst design. 409 (6817) :253–257 2001.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bintanja, R., and van der Linden, E. C. The changing seasonal climate in the Arctic. 3 :1556 2013.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Blackstone, E., Morrison, M., and Roth, M. B. H2S induces a suspended animation-like state in mice. 308 (5721) :518 2005.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Beaugrand, G., Brander, K. M., Alistair Lindley, J., Souissi, S., and Reid, P. C. Plankton effect on cod recruitment in the North Sea. 426 (6967) :661–664 2003.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Poltorak, A. I., and Lerner, P. J. Essentials of Intellectual Property. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. 2011.
An edited book
1. Jobbágy, Á., ed. First European Biomedical Engineering Conference for Young Investigators: ENCY2015, Budapest, May 28 - 30, 2015. Springer, Singapore. 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Satsu, H., and Shimizu, M. Food factors that regulate intestinal inflammation: evaluation of the factors by using a coculture system. In: Animal Cell Technology: Basic & Applied Aspects. S. Iijima, and K.-I. Nishijima, eds. . Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp.29–37. 2006.

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. Planet Spotted Forming In Binary System. 2014.


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. Airport Financing: Information on Airport Fees Paid by Airlines. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ghadimian, V. Renewable Energy Marketplace. 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. Schwirtz, M., and Rashbaum, W. K. Rikers Deemed Too Dangerous For Inmates Outside New York. :A1 2017.

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 (2,5,7,8).

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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