How to format your references using the Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. 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
Russo E (2004) Getting on the fast-track to full-time employment. Nature 432:254–255
A journal article with 2 authors
Partridge L, Gems D (2007) Benchmarks for ageing studies. Nature 450:165–167
A journal article with 3 authors
Long JCS, Loy F, Morgan MG (2015) Policy: Start research on climate engineering. Nature 518:29–31
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dexter JP, Tamme MB, Lind CH, Collins E-MS (2014) On-chip immobilization of planarians for in vivo imaging. Sci Rep 4:6388

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hunt PJ, Kennedy JE (2005) Financial Derivatives in Theory and Practice: Hunt/Financial Derivatives. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Pánek T, Hradecký J (2016) Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Lonborg SD, Travis CB (2007) Living Longer, Healthier Lives. In: Muhlbauer V, Chrisler JC (eds) Women Over 50: Psychological Perspectives. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 53–78

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 Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Six Easy Ways To Tell If That Viral Story Is A Hoax. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1975) Administration of the Science Education Project “Man: A Course of Study”(MACOS). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Guzman BP (2015) Understanding the factors affecting local emergency service collaboration. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Kishkovsky S (2008) Boris Fyodorov, 50, Dies; Guided Reforms in Russia. New York Times B10

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 titleEating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
AbbreviationEat. Weight Disord.
ISSN (print)1124-4909
ISSN (online)1590-1262
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology

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