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
Mather JC. HISTORY OF SCIENCE: Science and Sputnik. Science. 2007 Oct;318(5847):52–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Thompson A, Kanamarlapudi V. The regions within the N-terminus critical for human glucagon like peptide-1 receptor (hGLP-1R) cell surface expression. Sci Rep. 2014 Dec;4:7410.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ruthazer ES, Akerman CJ, Cline HT. Control of axon branch dynamics by correlated activity in vivo. Science. 2003 Jul;301(5629):66–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
de Montjoye Y-A, Stopczynski A, Shmueli E, Pentland A, Lehmann S. The strength of the strongest ties in collaborative problem solving. Sci Rep. 2014 Jun;4:5277.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Martin-Flatin J-P. Web-Based Management of IP Networks and Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2002.
An edited book
Mana N, Schwenker F, Trentin E, editors. Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition: 5th INNS IAPR TC 3 GIRPR Workshop, ANNPR 2012, Trento, Italy, September 17-19, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Voss P. Essentials of General Intelligence: The Direct Path to Artificial General Intelligence. In: Goertzel B, Pennachin C, editors. Artificial General Intelligence. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007; pp 131–57.

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
Fang J. This Lego Microscope Actually Works! [Internet]. IFLScience. 2014 Jul [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. Tax Systems Modernization: Private Sector Modernization Efforts IRS May Want to Examine. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kratovac S. Developmental alterations in inhibitory neurotransmission in the Fragile X Syndrome mouse basolateral amygdala. 2012

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
Greenhouse L. Court Details Opposition To Bias in Jury Selection. New York Times. 2008 Mar;A16.

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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