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
Cooper, T. A. (2009). Molecular biology. Neutralizing toxic RNA. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5938), 272–273.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kenyon, S. J., & Bromley, B. C. (2004). Stellar encounters as the origin of distant Solar System objects in highly eccentric orbits. Nature, 432(7017), 598–602.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ladet, S., David, L., & Domard, A. (2008). Multi-membrane hydrogels. Nature, 452(7183), 76–79.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Johnson, A. C., Petta, J. R., Taylor, J. M., Yacoby, A., Lukin, M. D., Marcus, C. M., Hanson, M. P., & Gossard, A. C. (2005). Triplet-singlet spin relaxation via nuclei in a double quantum dot. Nature, 435(7044), 925–928.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chappell, D. (2009). Building Contract Claims. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Einsiedler, M. (2011). Ergodic Theory: with a view towards Number Theory (T. Ward, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Nigro Neto, C., Slullitel, A., & Augoustides, J. G. T. (2014). Can Neuraxial Anesthesia Reduce Perioperative Mortality? In G. Landoni, L. Ruggeri, & A. Zangrillo (Eds.), Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period (pp. 31–35). Springer International Publishing.

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. (2013, October 6). Resetting the Timeline on the Evolution of Flowers. 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. (1991). Railroad Competitiveness: Federal Laws and Policies Affect Railroad Competitiveness (RCED-92-16). 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
Claypool, K. K. (2017). Organizational Success: How the Presence of Happiness in the Workplace Affects Employee Engagement that Leads to Organizational Success [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine 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
Crow, K. (2003, November 17). Sharing a Love Affair With Each Other and Artists. New York Times, F33.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cooper, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Cooper, 2009; Kenyon & Bromley, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Kenyon & Bromley, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Ladet et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Johnson et al., 2005)

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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