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
Guillén, N. (2014). Infection biology: Nibbled to death. Nature, 508(7497), 462–463.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lewcock, J. W., & Reed, R. R. (2003). Neuroscience. ORs rule the roost in the olfactory system. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5653), 2078–2079.
A journal article with 3 authors
Turner, W. R., Oppenheimer, M., & Wilcove, D. S. (2009). A force to fight global warming. Nature, 462(7271), 278–279.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Inoue, T., Higuchi, M., Hashimoto, Y., Seki, M., Kobayashi, M., Kato, T., … Kakimoto, T. (2001). Identification of CRE1 as a cytokinin receptor from Arabidopsis. Nature, 409(6823), 1060–1063.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guillaume, P. (2006). Music and Acoustics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Gramlich, B. (Ed.). (2005). Frontiers of Combining Systems: 5th International Workshop, FroCoS 2005, Vienna, Austria, September 19-21, 2005. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Humphreys, H., Winter, B., & Paul, M. (2013). Principles of Treatment: Decision Making. In B. Winter & M. Paul (Eds.), Infections in the Adult Intensive Care Unit (pp. 55–81). London: 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
Davis, J. (2016, December 1). Trees In Cities May Actually Increase Levels Of Pollution.


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. (1993). Maritime Industry: Federal Assessments Levied on Commercial Vessels (No. RCED-93-65FS). Washington, DC: 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
Perlstein, J. A. (2014). Support for families affected by incarceration: A grant proposal (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Kanter, J. (2016, September 16). European Leaders Debate Proposals for Closer Military Ties. New York Times, p. A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Guillén, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Guillén, 2014; Lewcock & Reed, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Lewcock & Reed, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Turner, Oppenheimer, & Wilcove, 2009)
  • 6 or more authors: (Inoue et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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