How to format your references using the Eating Behaviors citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Eating Behaviors. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Verdin, E. (2015). NAD+ in aging, metabolism, and neurodegeneration. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6265), 1208–1213.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roy, S., & Asenov, A. (2005). Applied physics. Where do the dopants go? Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5733), 388–390.
A journal article with 3 authors
Marusic, I., Mathis, R., & Hutchins, N. (2010). Predictive model for wall-bounded turbulent flow. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5988), 193–196.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Halbertal, D., Ben Shalom, M., Uri, A., Bagani, K., Meltzer, A. Y., Marcus, I., Myasoedov, Y., Birkbeck, J., Levitov, L. S., Geim, A. K., & Zeldov, E. (2017). Imaging resonant dissipation from individual atomic defects in graphene. Science (New York, N.Y.), 358(6368), 1303–1306.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gilhus, N. E., Barnes, M. P., & Brainin, M. (2010). European Handbook of Neurological Management. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Ciufolini, I., & Matzner, R. A. (Eds.). (2010). General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler (Vol. 367). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
D’Amato, A. (2008). On the Legitimacy of International Institutions. In R. Wolfrum & V. Röben (Eds.), Legitimacy in International Law (pp. 83–92). Springer.

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 Behaviors.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, April 28). Telescopes On The Ground May Be Cheaper, But Hubble Shows Why They Are Not Enough. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1987). ADP Systems: Concerns About DOD’s Composite Health Care System Development Contracts (IMTEC-87-25). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bailey, R. U. (2015). A Risk Analysis Tool for Evaluating ROI of TRA for Major Defense Acquisition Programs [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington University.

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
Gustines, G. G. (2012, October 12). A Human Superstar Among the Superheroes. New York Times, C33.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Verdin, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Roy & Asenov, 2005; Verdin, 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Roy & Asenov, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Marusic et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Halbertal et al., 2017)

About the journal

Full journal titleEating Behaviors
AbbreviationEat. Behav.
ISSN (print)1471-0153
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology

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