How to format your references using the Nutrition clinique et métabolisme citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nutrition clinique et métabolisme. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Hamilton WB. Comment on “A vestige of Earth’s oldest ophiolite.” Science 2007;318:746; author reply 746.
A journal article with 2 authors
Noda H, Lapusta N. Stable creeping fault segments can become destructive as a result of dynamic weakening. Nature 2013;493:518–21.
A journal article with 3 authors
Marasco A, Limongiello A, Migliore M. Using Strahler’s analysis to reduce up to 200-fold the run time of realistic neuron models. Sci Rep 2013;3:2934.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Chen H, Dong W, Ge J, Wang C, Wu X, Lu W, et al. Ultrafine sulfur nanoparticles in conducting polymer shell as cathode materials for high performance lithium/sulfur batteries. Sci Rep 2013;3:1910.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Parke RD. Future Families. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons; 2013.
An edited book
Chaudhuri KR. Handbook of Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease. Heidelberg: Springer Healthcare UK; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Levine M. Elementary Algebraic Geometry. In: Dundas BI, Levine M, Østvær PA, Röndigs O, Voevodsky V, editors. Motivic Homotopy Theory: Lectures at a Summer School in Nordfjordeid, Norway, August 2002, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 71–113.

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 Nutrition clinique et métabolisme.

Blog post
Luntz S. Ultra-Stable Perovskite Cells Signal Dawn Of A Solar Age. IFLScience 2017. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Federal Student Loan Programs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Audit Requirements and Oversight Procedures. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Fernandes JM. Physical and chemical properties of Jupiter’s north and south polar vortex revealed through mid-infrared imaging. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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
Eligon J. Bored, Broke and Armed: The Seeds of South Side Gang Violence. New York Times 2016:A1.

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 titleNutrition clinique et métabolisme
ISSN (print)0985-0562
ScopeEndocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Dietetics

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