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
Konacki, M. (2005). An extrasolar giant planet in a close triple-star system. Nature, 436(7048), 230–233.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gompel, N., & Carroll, S. B. (2003). Genetic mechanisms and constraints governing the evolution of correlated traits in drosophilid flies. Nature, 424(6951), 931–935.
A journal article with 3 authors
Holland, J. N., Okuyama, T., & DeAngelis, D. L. (2006). Comment on “Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5795), 1887; author reply 1887.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Feng, W., Qin, C., Shen, Y., Li, Y., Luo, W., An, H., & Feng, Y. (2014). A layer-nanostructured assembly of PbS quantum dot/multiwalled carbon nanotube for a high-performance photoswitch. Scientific Reports, 4, 3777.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Benslama, M., Boucenna, M. L., & Batatia, H. (2015). Ad Hoc Networks Telecommunications and Game Theory. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Flüeler, T. (Ed.). (2006). Decision Making for Complex Socio-Technical Systems: Robustness from Lessons Learned in Long-term Radioactive Waste Governance (Vol. 42). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Andersson, D. (2007). HIROIMONO Is NP-Complete. In P. Crescenzi, G. Prencipe, & G. Pucci (Eds.), Fun with Algorithms: 4th International Conference, FUN 2007, Castiglioncello, Italy, June 3-5, 2007. Proceedings (pp. 30–39). 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, October 21). How Close Are We To Back To The Future’s Vision Of Tomorrow? A Scientist’s View. 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. (1999). Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Noteworthy Improvements in Readiness But Vulnerabilities Remain (T-AIMD-00-37). 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
Bunt, E. (2010). The saxophone works of Karlheinz Stockhausen [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona.

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
Barron, J. (2017, April 28). A Hospital, Once Afloat, Is Buoyant With Over a Century of Memories. New York Times, A21.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Konacki, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Gompel & Carroll, 2003; Konacki, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Gompel & Carroll, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Holland et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Feng et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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