How to format your references using the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 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
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White T. Paleoanthropology. Early hominids--diversity or distortion? Science. 2003;299(5615):1994-1997.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bishop NA, Guarente L. Two neurons mediate diet-restriction-induced longevity in C. elegans. Nature. 2007;447(7144):545-549.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Queitsch C, Sangster TA, Lindquist S. Hsp90 as a capacitor of phenotypic variation. Nature. 2002;417(6889):618-624.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Cho D-H, Nakamura T, Fang J, et al. S-nitrosylation of Drp1 mediates beta-amyloid-related mitochondrial fission and neuronal injury. Science. 2009;324(5923):102-105.

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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Rushton A. VHDL for Logic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
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Dössel O, Schlegel WC, eds. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7 - 12, 2009, Munich, Germany: Vol. 25/11 Biomedical Engineering for Audiology, Ophthalmology, Emergency & Dental Medicine. Vol 25/11. Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Rosenberger AL, Tejedor MF, Cooke SB, Pekar S. Platyrrhine Ecophylogenetics in Space and Time. In: Garber PA, Estrada A, Bicca-Marques JC, Heymann EW, Strier KB, eds. South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer; 2009:69-113.

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 Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Blog post
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Davis J. Neurons In Mice Found To Be Influenced By Environment Rather Than Genetics. IFLScience. Published August 18, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/neurons-in-mice-found-to-be-influenced-by-environment-rather-than-genetics/

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. HHS ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information. 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
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Weaver PQ. Relationships between leadership practices of founders and successors and economic performance of select family businesses. Published online 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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Kishkovsky S. A Prosperous Russian City Is Also Fatal for Journalists. New York Times. October 23, 2003:A3.

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 titleJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
AbbreviationJ. Nutr. Educ. Behav.
ISSN (print)1499-4046
ScopeMedicine (miscellaneous)
Nutrition and Dietetics

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