How to format your references using the International Journal of Obesity Supplements citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Obesity Supplements. 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
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Allen MR. Climate forecasting: possible or probable? Nature 2003; 425: 242.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Nadeau RM, Dolenc D. Nonvolcanic tremors deep beneath the San Andreas Fault. Science 2005; 307: 389.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Fry SN, Sayaman R, Dickinson MH. The aerodynamics of free-flight maneuvers in Drosophila. Science 2003; 300: 495–498.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Kataoka N, Dobashi I, Hagiwara M, Ohno M. hDbr1 is a nucleocytoplasmic shuttling protein with a protein phosphatase-like motif essential for debranching activity. Sci Rep 2013; 3: 1090.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Bitton G. Microbiology of Drinking Water. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
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Sivanandam SN. Introduction to Genetic Algorithms. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
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Teixeira RFS, Leite NJ. Unsupervised Fingerprint Segmentation Based on Multiscale Directional Information. In: San Martin C, Kim S-W (eds). Progress in Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis, Computer Vision, and Applications: 16th Iberoamerican Congress, CIARP 2011, Pucón, Chile, November 15-18, 2011. Proceedings. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011, pp 38–46.

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 International Journal of Obesity Supplements.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. Bill Gates Leads Team Of Billionaires To Fund Companies Tackling Climate Change. IFLScience. 2016.

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Information Technology Reform: Billions of Dollars in Savings Have Been Realized, but Agencies Need to Complete Reinvestment Plans. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Valley MT. Deciphering the function of granule cell interneurons in the mouse main olfactory bulb: Insights from adult neurogenesis and local-field potentials. 2010.

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
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Vecsey G. Super Bowl Champion Jets Ignited A Sporting Revival in the Big Town. New York Times. 2010; : SP3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleInternational Journal of Obesity Supplements
AbbreviationInt. J. Obes. Suppl.
ISSN (print)2046-2166
ISSN (online)2046-2174
Scope

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