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
May RM. Raising Europe’s game. Nature. 2004 Aug;430(7002):831–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jacob Z, Shalaev VM. Physics. Plasmonics goes quantum. Science. 2011 Oct;334(6055):463–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee K, Zhang Y, Lee SE. Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATM orthologue suppresses break-induced chromosome translocations. Nature. 2008 Jul;454(7203):543–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhang H-F, Yang Z, Wu Z-X, Wang B-H, Zhou T. Braess’s paradox in epidemic game: better condition results in less payoff. Sci Rep. 2013 Nov;3:3292.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ghaye T. Building the Reflective Healthcare Organisation. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
Abut H, Hansen JHL, Takeda K, editors. Advances for In-Vehicle and Mobile Systems: Challenges for International Standards. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Ciobanu G. Modeling Cell-Mediated Immunity by Means of P Systems. In: Ciobanu G, Păun G, Pérez-Jiménez MJ, editors. Applications of Membrane Computing. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005; pp 159–80.

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
Andrew E. Scientists Capture Stunning “Mini Supernova” Explosion [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 May


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. Customs Automation: Weakness in Revenue Collection at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Garcia MJ. Teacher knowledge of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and effective classroom interventions. 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
Kenigsberg B. Film Series. New York Times. 2017 Apr;C24.

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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