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
Rice J. Metastasis: The rude awakening. Nature 2012;485:S55-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shin H, Iwasaki A. A vaccine strategy that protects against genital herpes by establishing local memory T cells. Nature 2012;491:463–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Traag VA, Krings G, Van Dooren P. Significant scales in community structure. Sci Rep 2013;3:2930.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lunzer M, Miller SP, Felsheim R, Dean AM. The biochemical architecture of an ancient adaptive landscape. Science 2005;310:499–501.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Malpass DB. Introduction to Industrial Polyethylene. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Hammoud RI, editor. Interactive Video: Algorithms and Technologies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Fernández de Cañete J, Galindo C, Moral IG. Introduction to Control Systems. In: Galindo C, Moral IG, editors. System Engineering and Automation: An Interactive Educational Approach, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 137–65.

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
Hale T. Scientists Are Exploring One Of The Deepest, Most Mysterious Parts Of The Ocean In A Submarine Right Now, And You Can Watch Live. IFLScience 2016. (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. Aviation Security: Development of New Security Technology Has Not Met Expectations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cheung M. An integrated change model in project management. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.

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
Oestreich JR. Lamenting Dead Kings, Spending Sunday at the Pub. New York Times 2017:C6.

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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