How to format your references using the Nutrition Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nutrition Research. 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
[1]
Stirling A. Keep it complex. Nature 2010;468:1029–31.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Freeman BC, Yamamoto KR. Disassembly of transcriptional regulatory complexes by molecular chaperones. Science 2002;296:2232–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Chan P, Curtis RA, Warwicker J. Soluble expression of proteins correlates with a lack of positively-charged surface. Sci Rep 2013;3:3333.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lezec HJ, Degiron A, Devaux E, Linke RA, Martin-Moreno L, Garcia-Vidal FJ, et al. Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture. Science 2002;297:820–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Placzek D, Bielecki R, Messing M, Schwarzer F Tunnel. Zielgenau bis ans Ende des Tunnels. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Kramer A, Kibaroglu A, Scheumann W, editors. Turkey’s Water Policy: National Frameworks and International Cooperation. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Knudsen TL. On the Application of Areas in the Śulbasūtras. In: Yadav BS, Mohan M, editors. Ancient Indian Leaps into Mathematics, Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2011, p. 63–73.

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 Research.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. Newly Discovered Stars Reveal The Fascinating Evolution Of The Milky Way. IFLScience 2016.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Information Technology Management: SBA Needs to Establish Policies and Procedures for Key IT Processes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Nelson PT. Sound as a gateway to a personal relationship with nature. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 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
[1]
Pilon M. Rooting On Home Team, and Voting on Its G.M. New York Times 2012:B12.

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 Research
AbbreviationNutr. Res.
ISSN (print)0271-5317
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Nutrition and Dietetics

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