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
Sligar, S. G. (2010). Chemistry. Glimpsing the critical intermediate in cytochrome P450 oxidations. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6006), 924–925.
A journal article with 2 authors
Medlock, J., & Galvani, A. P. (2009). Optimizing influenza vaccine distribution. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5948), 1705–1708.
A journal article with 3 authors
Palla, G., Barabási, A.-L., & Vicsek, T. (2007). Quantifying social group evolution. Nature, 446(7136), 664–667.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Römer, P., Hahn, S., Jordan, T., Strauss, T., Bonas, U., & Lahaye, T. (2007). Plant pathogen recognition mediated by promoter activation of the pepper Bs3 resistance gene. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5850), 645–648.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lui, S. H. (2011). Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lee, S.-W., Bülthoff, H. H., & Müller, K.-R. (Eds.). (2015). Recent Progress in Brain and Cognitive Engineering (1st ed. 2015, Vol. 5). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Butterfield, D. A. (2007). Amyloid β-Peptide(1-42), Oxidative Stress, and Alzheimer’s Disease. In C. J. Barrow & D. H. Small (Eds.), Abeta Peptide and Alzheimer’s Disease: Celebrating a Century of Research (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. (2014, August 21). Seals And Sealions Facilitated The Spread Of Tuberculosis To The New World. 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. (1996). Surface Transportation: Research Funding, Federal Role, and Emerging Issues (RCED-96-233). 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
Ziegler, R. T. (2017). The Impact of Strategic Planning Involvement on Employee Engagement in a Federal Public Health Agency [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine 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
Grynbaum, M. M. (2017, May 25). Kushner Friend Steps Down as Editor of the Observer. New York Times, B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sligar, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Medlock & Galvani, 2009; Sligar, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Medlock & Galvani, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Palla et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Römer et al., 2007)

About the journal

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

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