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
Long, S. R. (2015). Symbiosis: Receptive to infection. Nature, 523(7560), 298–299.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gick, B., & Derrick, D. (2009). Aero-tactile integration in speech perception. Nature, 462(7272), 502–504.
A journal article with 3 authors
Robison, B. H., Reisenbichler, K. R., & Sherlock, R. E. (2005). Giant larvacean houses: rapid carbon transport to the deep sea floor. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5728), 1609–1611.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Galiveti, C. R., Raabe, C. A., Konthur, Z., & Rozhdestvensky, T. S. (2014). Differential regulation of non-protein coding RNAs from Prader-Willi Syndrome locus. Scientific Reports, 4, 6445.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ludders, J. W., & McMillan, M. (2016). Errors in Veterinary Anesthesia. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bissen-Miyajima, H., Koch, D. D., & Weikert, M. P. (Eds.). (2014). Cataract Surgery: Maximizing Outcomes Through Research. Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Trugenberger, C. A., & Diamantini, C. M. (2008). Quantum Associative Pattern Retrieval. In N. Nedjah, L. dos S. Coelho, & L. de M. Mourelle (Eds.), Quantum Inspired Intelligent Systems (pp. 103–113). 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. (2015, September 25). Want Your Kids To Learn Another Language? Teach Them Code. 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. (1980). Federal Agency Roles and Responsibilities for Emergency Communications Need Clarification (LCD-80-91). 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
Dunn, D. N. (2015). Non-Athlete Students’ Attitudes toward Student-Athletes: A Social Identity Approach [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
Feeney, K. (2008, March 30). Middle Eastern Munch. New York Times, NJ12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Long, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Gick & Derrick, 2009; Long, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Gick & Derrick, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Robison et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Galiveti et al., 2014)

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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