How to format your references using the Advances in Nutrition citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Nutrition. 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
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Schmidt C. Mental health: thinking from the gut. Nature. 2015;518:S12-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hirschberg J, Manning CD. Advances in natural language processing. Science. 2015;349:261–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cincotta RP, Wisnewski J, Engelman R. Human population in the biodiversity hotspots. Nature. 2000;404:990–2.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Vasbinder JW, Andersson B, Arthur WB, Boasson M, de Boer R, Changeux JP, Domingo E, Eigen M, Fersht A, Frenkel D, et al. Transdisciplinary EU science institute needs funds urgently. Nature. 2010;463:876.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Müller B, Van de Voorde M. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human Health. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
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Gaber MM, editor. Journeys to Data Mining: Experiences from 15 Renowned Researchers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. VIII, 244 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ainsworth SA, Taxman FS. Creating Simulation Parameter Inputs with Existing Data Sources: Estimating Offender Risks, Needs, and Recidivism. In: Taxman FS, Pattavina A, editors. Simulation Strategies to Reduce Recidivism: Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) Modeling for the Criminal Justice System. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 115–42.

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 Nutrition.

Blog post
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Davis J. Palm Oil Might Not Kill You, But It Is Killing The Environment [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/palm-oil-might-not-kill-you-but-it-is-killing-the-environment/

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Expenditures for Public Affairs Activities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Jul. Report No.: B-161939.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Manso PH. Teacher Evaluation: A Qualitative Study on Growth-Producing Practices in K-8 Schools [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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
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Brantley B. Terrors of an Unfixed Reality. New York Times. 2017;C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (1).
This sentence cites two references (1,2).
This sentence cites four references (1–4).

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Nutrition
AbbreviationAdv. Nutr.
ISSN (print)2161-8313
ISSN (online)2156-5376
ScopeFood Science
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Nutrition and Dietetics

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