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
Gould, J. (2015). Learning from nature’s best. Nature, 519(7544), S2-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
van Loosdrecht, M. C. M., & Brdjanovic, D. (2014). Water treatment. Anticipating the next century of wastewater treatment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6191), 1452–1453.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fischle, W., Wang, Y., & Allis, C. D. (2003). Binary switches and modification cassettes in histone biology and beyond. Nature, 425(6957), 475–479.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Arnold, G. L., Anbar, A. D., Barling, J., & Lyons, T. W. (2004). Molybdenum isotope evidence for widespread anoxia in mid-Proterozoic oceans. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5667), 87–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Robyns, B., François, B., Delille, G., & Saudemont, C. (2015). Energy Storage in Electric Power Grids. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Wriggers, P., & Nackenhorst, U. (Eds.). (2006). Analysis and Simulation of Contact Problems (Vol. 27). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Montini, M. (2011). The Impact of International Treaties on Climate Change in SEE Countries. In M. Montini & S. Bogdanovic (Eds.), Environmental Security in South-Eastern Europe: International Agreements and Their Implementation (pp. 59–75). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Luntz, S. (2014, July 17). The Amazon River Flows Backwards, And Now Scientists Have Figured Out Why. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2000). Inspectors General: Information on Resources and Selected Accomplishments of 18 Inspectors General (No. AIMD-00-149R). Washington, DC: 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
Davis, L. V. (2017). Oxidation Effects on the Magnetic Properties of Iron Phthalocyanine Thin Films (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2015, January 18). Elena Obraztsova, 75, Jewel of the Bolshoi Opera, Is Dead. New York Times, p. A15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gould, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Gould, 2015; van Loosdrecht & Brdjanovic, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (van Loosdrecht & Brdjanovic, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Fischle, Wang, & Allis, 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Arnold, Anbar, Barling, & Lyons, 2004)

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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