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
1.
Nee S. More than meets the eye. Nature. 2004 Jun 24;429(6994):804–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Vinnikov KY, Grody NC. Global warming trend of mean tropospheric temperature observed by satellites. Science. 2003 Oct 10;302(5643):269–72.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Bell G, Hey T, Szalay A. Computer science. Beyond the data deluge. Science. 2009 Mar 6;323(5919):1297–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wang Y, Juranek S, Li H, Sheng G, Tuschl T, Patel DJ. Structure of an argonaute silencing complex with a seed-containing guide DNA and target RNA duplex. Nature. 2008 Dec 18;456(7224):921–6.

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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Stocker AA. Analog VLSI Circuits for the Perception of Visual Motion. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
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Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP, eds. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 1: Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child. 2nd ed. 2014. London: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Baker RSJD, Habgood MPJ, Ainsworth SE, Corbett AT. Modeling the Acquisition of Fluent Skill in Educational Action Games. In: Conati C, McCoy K, Paliouras G, eds. User Modeling 2007: 11th International Conference, UM 2007, Corfu, Greece, July 25-29, 2007 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 17–26.

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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Hale T. The World’s Finest 3D-Printed Foot-Bridge Graces A Park In Madrid. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/the-worlds-finest-3dprinted-footbridge-graces-a-park-in-madrid/

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. B-2 Bomber: Acquisition Cost Estimates. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Feb. Report No.: NSIAD-93-48BR.

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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Wright MW. The Louisiana Teacher Assault Pay Statute: An Analysis of Court Decisions Interpreting the Statute and a Comparative Study of Teacher Assault Pay Statutes in Other States [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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
1.
Koblin J. Hulu Hires AMC Veteran as First Chief Content Officer. New York Times. 2017 May 10;B2.

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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