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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Campbell CT. Surface science. Catalysts under pressure. Science. 2001 Nov 16;294(5546):1471–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bednarek P, Osbourn A. Plant-microbe interactions: chemical diversity in plant defense. Science. 2009 May 8;324(5928):746–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Munoz F, Couteron P, Hubbell SP. Comment on “Global correlations in tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality.” Science. 2012 Jun 29;336(6089):1639; author reply 1639.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Chiti F, Stefani M, Taddei N, Ramponi G, Dobson CM. Rationalization of the effects of mutations on peptide and protein aggregation rates. Nature. 2003 Aug 14;424(6950):805–8.

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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Morsali A, Hashemi L. Main Group Metal Coordination Polymers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
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Abraham A, ed. Computational Social Networks: Security and Privacy. London: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Elings M. People-plant interaction: the physiological, psychological and sociological effects of plants on people. In: Hassink J, Van Dijk M, eds. FARMING FOR HEALTH. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006. p. 43–55.

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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Taub B. NASA Will Soon Let Private Companies Attach Modules To The ISS. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-soon-let-private-companies-attach-modules-iss/

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 Support for Research and Education: Costs and Benefits. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1969 Jan. Report No.: 091170.

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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Mihalas ST. Positive protective factors as moderators in the relationship between relational victimization and depression in minority adolescents [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2008.

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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Kelly C. Shore Enclave Feels The Breezes of Change. New York Times. 2006 Aug 18;F6.

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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