How to format your references using the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 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
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Foote J. Immunology. Isomeric antibodies. Science. 2003 Feb 28;299(5611):1327–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
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McGuire JA, Shen YR. Ultrafast vibrational dynamics at water interfaces. Science. 2006 Sep 29;313(5795):1945–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Murakami KS, Masuda S, Darst SA. Structural basis of transcription initiation: RNA polymerase holoenzyme at 4 A resolution. Science. 2002 May 17;296(5571):1280–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hamada FN, Rosenzweig M, Kang K, Pulver SR, Ghezzi A, Jegla TJ, et al. An internal thermal sensor controlling temperature preference in Drosophila. Nature. 2008 Jul 10;454(7201):217–20.

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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Good PI. Introduction to Statistics Through Resampling Methods and R. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Yang Z-Z. Capture and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide with Polyethylene Glycol. Song Q-W, He L-N, eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Havlena M, Heller J, Kayser H, Bach J-H, Anemüller J, Pajdla T. Incongruence Detection in Audio-Visual Processing. In: Weinshall D, Anemüller J, Gool L van, eds. Detection and Identification of Rare Audiovisual Cues. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 67–75.

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 Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Why The $100m Alien Listening Project May Be A Huge Waste Of Time. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/why-100m-alien-listening-project-may-be-huge-waste-time/

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. Federal Chief Information Officers: Opportunities Exist to Improve Role in Information Technology Management. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011 Sep. Report No.: GAO-11-634.

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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Holmberg MB. Alternative nitrogen for subsequent southern switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) production using cool-season legumes [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2014.

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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Leguizamo J. ‘Too Bad You’re Latin.’ New York Times. 2016 Oct 21;A27.

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 titleCanadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
AbbreviationCan. J. Diet. Pract. Res.
ISSN (print)1486-3847
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Nutrition and Dietetics

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