How to format your references using the Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice. 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
Crutzen, P. J. (2004). A late change to the programme. Nature, 429(6990), 349.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roeb, M., & Müller-Steinhagen, H. (2010). Engineering. Concentrating on solar electricity and fuels. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5993), 773–774.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sharp, P. M., Rayner, J. C., & Hahn, B. H. (2013). Evolution. Great apes and zoonoses. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6130), 284–286.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Petreanu, L., Mao, T., Sternson, S. M., & Svoboda, K. (2009). The subcellular organization of neocortical excitatory connections. Nature, 457(7233), 1142–1145.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Milne, D. (2012). The Psychology of Retirement. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Wang, H., Qi, H., Che, W., Qiu, Z., Kong, L., Han, Z., Lin, J., & Lu, Z. (Eds.). (2015). Intelligent Computation in Big Data Era: International Conference of Young Computer Scientists, Engineers and Educators, ICYCSEE 2015, Harbin, China, January 10-12, 2015. Proceedings (Vol. 503). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Gündüz, G. F. (2016). Instructional Techniques. In C. Akdeniz (Ed.), Instructional Process and Concepts in Theory and Practice: Improving the Teaching Process (pp. 147–232). Springer.

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 Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2016, May 6). Hypospadias: The Cause Of Penis Malformation Is Still A Matter Of Debate. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1990). Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Effort to Modernize the System (RCED-90-146FS). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hernandez, A. N. (2017). Connecting the Community: A Grant Proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Biersdorfer, J. D., & Couturier, K. (2017, March 31). Treasure Your Photos and Music? A Guide to Backing Up Critical Data. New York Times, B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Crutzen, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Crutzen, 2004; Roeb & Müller-Steinhagen, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Roeb & Müller-Steinhagen, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Sharp et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Petreanu et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice
AbbreviationAdv. Eat. Disord.
ISSN (print)2166-2630
ISSN (online)2166-2649
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Behavioral Neuroscience
Clinical Psychology

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