How to format your references using the Journal of Eating Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Eating Disorders. 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
1. Baker M. Microscopy: Bright light, better labels. Nature. 2011;478:137–42.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Steinman RM, Banchereau J. Taking dendritic cells into medicine. Nature. 2007;449:419–26.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Yan W, Smith C, Cheng L. Expanded activity of dimer nucleases by combining ZFN and TALEN for genome editing. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2376.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hu WJ, Juo D-M, You L, Wang J, Chen Y-C, Chu Y-H, et al. Universal ferroelectric switching dynamics of vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene copolymer films. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4772.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Meinert CL. Clinical Trials Dictionary. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Aiello M, Johnsen EB, Dustdar S, Georgievski I, editors. Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing: 5th IFIP WG 2.14 European Conference, ESOCC 2016, Vienna, Austria, September 5-7, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. He C, Lewis A, Jo J. A Novel Human Computer Interaction Paradigm for Volume Visualization in Projection-Based Virtual Environments. In: Butz A, Fisher B, Krüger A, Olivier P, Owada S, editors. Smart Graphics: 8th International Symposium, SG 2007, Kyoto, Japan, June 25-27, 2007 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 49–60.

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 Journal of Eating Disorders.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Genome of Earth’s Longest-Lived Mammal Sequenced [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/genome-earths-longest-lived-mammal-sequenced/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Many Federal Programs Fund Transportation Services, but Obstacles to Coordination Persist. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003 May. Report No.: GAO-03-698T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Nelson T. Project Motherhood: A Grant Proposal Project [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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
1. Ember S, Grynbaum MM. Media’s Role in, and After, a Leaker’s Admission. New York Times. 2017 Jun 9;A21.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleJournal of Eating Disorders
AbbreviationJ. Eat. Disord.
ISSN (online)2050-2974
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Behavioral Neuroscience
Nutrition and Dietetics

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