How to format your references using the Current Nutrition Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Nutrition Reports. 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. Aiken C. HIV: Antiviral action countered by Nef. Nature. 2015;526:202–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. LaRue CC, Padilla PA. IBI series winner. A mutant search--Caenorhabditis elegans and gene discovery. Science. 2012;338:487–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Yamamoto Y, Stock DW, Jeffery WR. Hedgehog signalling controls eye degeneration in blind cavefish. Nature. 2004;431:844–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Santer BD, Po-Chedley S, Zelinka MD, Cvijanovic I, Bonfils C, Durack PJ, et al. Human influence on the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature. Science. 2018;361.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Pagliaro LA, Pagliaro AM. Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Chirila DB. Introduction to Modern Fortran for the Earth System Sciences. Lohmann G, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Panigati E, Schreiber FA, Zaniolo C. Data Streams and Data Stream Management Systems and Languages. In: Colace F, De Santo M, Moscato V, Picariello A, Schreiber FA, Tanca L, editors. Data Management in Pervasive Systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 93–111.

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 Current Nutrition Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Scientists Develop Telescopic Contact Lenses That Can Zoom 3X [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/scientists-develop-telescopic-contact-lenses-can-zoom-3x/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. [Importation Into the U.S. of Automobiles That Do Not Conform With Emission Requirements]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986 Jul. Report No.: B-217842.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Kweider NM. Reading comprehension among Arabic Heritage Language Learners and the Simple View of Reading model [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. (nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Cooperation, Of Sorts, From Georgia. New York Times. 2002 Sep 7;A4.

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 titleCurrent Nutrition Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Nutr. Rep.
ISSN (online)2161-3311
Scope

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