How to format your references using the Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics. 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
Stahl SS: Chemistry. Palladium-catalyzed oxidation of organic chemicals with O2. Science 2005;309:1824–1826.
A journal article with 2 authors
McLean PF, Cooley L: Protein equilibration through somatic ring canals in Drosophila. Science 2013;340:1445–1447.
A journal article with 3 authors
Maisel SB, Höfler M, Müller S: A canonical stability-elasticity relationship verified for one million face-centred-cubic structures. Nature 2012;491:740–743.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Organ CL, Schweitzer MH, Zheng W, Freimark LM, Cantley LC, Asara JM: Molecular phylogenetics of mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex. Science 2008;320:499.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rider MJ: Design and Analysis of Mechanisms. Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015.
An edited book
Cole DR: A Pedagogy of Cinema. Rotterdam, SensePublishers, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Bragança MF, Ribeiro GR, Rosa PAR, Martins PAF: Prototype Machine for Micro-EDM; in Davim JP (ed): Nontraditional Machining Processes: Research Advances. London, Springer, 2013, pp 153–176.

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 Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics.

Blog post
Hale T: Chile Creates 11 Million Acres Of New National Parks. IFLScience 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from:


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: Student Loan Defaults: Department of Education Limitations in Sanctioning Problem Schools. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Moua P: Differential functions of the kinesin-1 tail in Drosophila melanogaster transport processes 2009;

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
Walsh MW: Court Is Asked For Debt Relief By Puerto Rico. New York Times 2017;A1.

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 Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
AbbreviationJ. Nutrigenet. Nutrigenomics
ISSN (print)1661-6499
ISSN (online)1661-6758
ScopeFood Science
Medicine (miscellaneous)

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