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]
Walton KS. Inorganic chemistry: Movies of a growth mechanism. Nature 2015;523:535–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Yin J, Boyce MC. Materials science: Unique wrinkles as identity tags. Nature 2015;520:164–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Chen S-K, Badea TC, Hattar S. Photoentrainment and pupillary light reflex are mediated by distinct populations of ipRGCs. Nature 2011;476:92–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Nomura K, Debroy S, Lee YH, Pumplin N, Jones J, He SY. A bacterial virulence protein suppresses host innate immunity to cause plant disease. Science 2006;313:220–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Temple LP III. Implosion. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Decety J, Christen Y, editors. New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience. vol. 21. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
François D, Pineau A, Zaoui A. Elastoviscoplasticity. In: Pineau A, Zaoui A, editors. Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: Volume 1: Micro- and Macroscopic Constitutive Behaviour, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012, p. 363–444.

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]
Andrew E. A ‘Sixth Sense’ For Humidity Helps Insects Stay Out Of Climatic Trouble. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/sixth-sense-humidity-helps-insects-stay-out-climatic-trouble/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Activities of the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Raynor SL. A Critical Quantitative Examination of the Relationship between Constructs of Engagement and Latino College Completion. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
[1]
Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by. Arts, Briefly; Russian Art Sets Records in London. New York Times 2005:B8.

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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