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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Gaspar PP. Silicon chemistry. R3Si+--free at last. Science. 2002;297(5582):785-786.
A journal article with 2 authors
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West SA, Sheldon BC. Constraints in the evolution of sex ratio adjustment. Science. 2002;295(5560):1685-1688.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Babbush R, Love PJ, Aspuru-Guzik A. Adiabatic quantum simulation of quantum chemistry. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6603.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Beebe DJ, Moore JS, Bauer JM, et al. Functional hydrogel structures for autonomous flow control inside microfluidic channels. Nature. 2000;404(6778):588-590.

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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Hollin CR. The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
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Musiani F, Cogburn DL, DeNardis L, Levinson NS, eds. The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Edelglass W. Levinas’s Language. In: Tymieniecka A-T, ed. The Enigma of Good and Evil; The Moral Sentiment in Literature. Analecta Husserliana. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005:47-62.

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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Carpineti A. It Might Be Difficult To Get Your Five-A-Day In Space. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/it-might-be-difficult-to-get-your-fiveaday-in-space/. Published September 22, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. Information Technology: HUD’s Fiscal Year 2011 Expenditure Plan Satisfies Statutory Conditions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

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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France KA. Triadic Supervision: An Exploration of Supervisors’ Perceptions, Experiences and Practices. 2015.

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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Otis J. Striving for Normalcy While Fighting Cancer. New York Times. November 27, 2016:A18.

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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