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
Ashrafian, H. (2015). Intelligent robots must uphold human rights. Nature, 519(7544), 391.
A journal article with 2 authors
Moreira, D., & López-García, P. (2005). Comment on “The 1.2-megabase genome sequence of Mimivirus.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5725), 1114; author reply 1114.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kennedy, S., Wang, D., & Ruvkun, G. (2004). A conserved siRNA-degrading RNase negatively regulates RNA interference in C. elegans. Nature, 427(6975), 645–649.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Le Goff, A., Artero, V., Jousselme, B., Tran, P. D., Guillet, N., Métayé, R., Fihri, A., Palacin, S., & Fontecave, M. (2009). From hydrogenases to noble metal-free catalytic nanomaterials for H2 production and uptake. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5958), 1384–1387.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saleh, J. H., & Castet, J.-F. (2011). Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failures. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Nicola, R. D. (Ed.). (2007). Programming Languages and Systems: 16th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2007, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practics of Software, ETAPS 2007, Braga, Portugal, March 24 - April 1, 2007. Proceedings (Vol. 4421). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Edwards, S. A., & Vasudevan, N. (2010). Compiling SHIM. In S. K. Shukla & J.-P. Talpin (Eds.), Synthesis of Embedded Software: Frameworks and Methodologies for Correctness by Construction (pp. 121–146). Springer US.

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
Hale, T. (2016, July 8). Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Porn? 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. (2007). Assigning Air Traffic Control Costs to Users: Elements of FAA’s Methodology Are Generally Consistent with Standards but Certain Assumptions and Methods Need Additional Support (GAO-08-76). 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
Stanton, B. (2009). On location: Race and family in the poetry of Sonia Sanchez, June Jordan, and Cathy Song [Doctoral dissertation]. Indiana University.

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
Billard, M. (2010, June 17). When Artist Becomes Muse. New York Times, E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ashrafian, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Ashrafian, 2015; Moreira & López-García, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Moreira & López-García, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Kennedy et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Le Goff 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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