How to format your references using the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 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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Said R. Did Nile flooding sink two ancient cities? Nature. 2002;415(6867):37-38.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wells JA, McClendon CL. Reaching for high-hanging fruit in drug discovery at protein-protein interfaces. Nature. 2007;450(7172):1001-1009.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cui P, Tang M, Wu Z-X. Message spreading in networks with stickiness and persistence: large clustering does not always facilitate large-scale diffusion. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6303.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Waterhouse GIN, Wahab AK, Al-Oufi M, et al. Hydrogen production by tuning the photonic band gap with the electronic band gap of TiO₂. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2849.

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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The American Ceramic Society. Progress in Nanotechnology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
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Treharne H, King S, Henson M, Schneider S, eds. ZB 2005: Formal Specification and Development in Z and B: 4th International Conference of B and Z Users, Guildford, UK, April 13-15, 2005. Proceedings. Vol 3455. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Dubois C, Giorgetti A, Genestier R. Tests and Proofs for Enumerative Combinatorics. In: Aichernig BK, Furia CA, eds. Tests and Proofs: 10th International Conference, TAP 2016, Held as Part of STAF 2016, Vienna, Austria, July 5-7, 2016, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016:57-75.

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 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Contractor Digs Up 14,000-Year-Old Mastodon Skeleton In Neighbor’s Backyard. IFLScience.

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. Charter Schools: Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities. 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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Austen I, Chapman MM. A Slow Thaw for the Great Lakes. New York Times. March 24, 2015:B1.

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 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
AbbreviationJ. Acad. Nutr. Diet.
ISSN (print)2212-2672
ScopeFood Science
General Medicine
Nutrition and Dietetics

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