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
Young, R., & Gill, J. J. (2015). MICROBIOLOGY. Phage therapy redux--What is to be done? Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6265), 1163–1164.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stanley, J. D., Goddio, F., & Schnepp, G. (2001). Nile flooding sank two ancient cities. Nature, 412(6844), 293–294.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kolenderski, P., Scarcella, C., Johnsen, K. D., Hamel, D. R., Holloway, C., Shalm, L. K., Tisa, S., Tosi, A., Resch, K. J., & Jennewein, T. (2014). Time-resolved double-slit interference pattern measurement with entangled photons. Scientific Reports, 4, 4685.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Blumberg, L. M. (2010). Temperature-Programmed Gas Chromatography. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Kazui, T., & Takamoto, S. (Eds.). (2009). Advances in Understanding Aortic Diseases. Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Zagrebaev, V. I., Karpov, A. V., Mishustin, I. N., & Greiner, W. (2013). Superheavies: Short-Term Experiments and Far-Reaching Designs. In W. Greiner (Ed.), Exciting Interdisciplinary Physics: Quarks and Gluons / Atomic Nuclei / Relativity and Cosmology / Biological Systems (pp. 55–67). 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
Davis, J. (2016, May 8). Leopards Have Lost 75 Percent Of Their Historic Range In The Last 250 Years. 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. (1974). The Process for Identifying Needs and Establishing Requirements (No. 092321). 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
Jaffer, S. (2013). Harnessing innovation in the 21st century: the impact of leadership styles [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Bilefsky, D. (2017, May 31). May Still Expected to Win, but Lead Narrows After Missteps. New York Times, A10.

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; Young & Gill, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Young & Gill, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Stanley et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kolenderski 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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