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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Corral GH. Stand up against the anti-technology terrorists. Nature 2011; 476: 373.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Tobias DJ, Hemminger JC. Chemistry. Getting specific about specific ion effects. Science 2008; 319: 1197–1198.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Charlebois RL, Beiko RG, Ragan MA. Microbial phylogenomics: Branching out. Nature 2003; 421: 217.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Waters MR, Forman SL, Jennings TA, Nordt LC, Driese SG, Feinberg JM et al. The Buttermilk Creek complex and the origins of Clovis at the Debra L. Friedkin site, Texas. Science 2011; 331: 1599–1603.

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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Cardon A, Itmi M. New Autonomous Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2016.
An edited book
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Rezat S, Hattermann M, Peter-Koop A (eds.). Transformation - A Fundamental Idea of Mathematics Education. Springer: New York, NY, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Boratyński A. The Central European Disjunctions in the Range of Norway Spruce. In: Tjoelker MG, Boratyński A, Bugała W (eds). Biology and Ecology of Norway Spruce. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2007, pp 37–47.

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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Hamilton K. Why Save A Computer Virus? IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/technology/why-save-a-computer-virus/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Programs for Land-Grant Schools. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1996.

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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Kim YI. Essays on Volatility Risk, Asset Returns and Consumption-Based Asset Pricing. 2008.

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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Rothenberg B. An Exclusive Club, With Elusive Perks. New York Times. 2016; : B13.

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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