How to format your references using the Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Greely HT. Get ready for the flood of fetal gene screening. Nature 2011;469:289–91.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shraiman BI, Siggia ED. Scalar turbulence. Nature 2000;405:639–46.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pahwa S, Scoglio C, Scala A. Abruptness of cascade failures in power grids. Sci Rep 2014;4:3694.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kang-Decker N, Mantchev GT, Juneja SC, McNiven MA, van Deursen JM. Lack of acrosome formation in Hrb-deficient mice. Science 2001;294:1531–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lenk R, Lenk C. Practical Lighting Design With LEDs. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Li SZ, Lai J, Tan T, Feng G, Wang Y, editors. Advances in Biometric Person Authentication: 5th Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition, SINOBIOMETRICS 2004, Guangzhou, China, December 13-14, 2004. Proceedings. vol. 3338. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Liu L, Ma H, Tao D, Zhang D. A Hierarchical Cooperation Model for Application Self-reconfiguration of Sensor Networks. In: Shen W, Luo J, Lin Z, Barthès J-PA, Hao Q, editors. Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design III: 10th International Conference, CSCWD 2006, Nanjing, China, May 3-5, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 33–42.

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 Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique.

Blog post
Luntz S. Journal Accepts Paper Reading “Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List.” IFLScience 2014. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Information Security: Weak Controls Place DC Highway Trust Fund and Other Data at Risk. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bryant TL. The Influence of High School Preparation on Black Male Students’ Ability to Succeed at the Post-Secondary Level. Doctoral dissertation. 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
de la MERCED MJ. Nestlé Plans for Buybacks And, Perhaps, Acquisitions. New York Times 2017:B4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleCahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique
ISSN (print)0007-9960
ScopeMedicine (miscellaneous)
Nutrition and Dietetics

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