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]
Hustad PD. Frontiers in olefin polymerization: reinventing the world’s most common synthetic polymers. Science 2009;325:704–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Bandyopadhyay PR, Hansen JC. Breakup and then makeup: a predictive model of how cilia self-regulate hardness for posture control. Sci Rep 2013;3:1956.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Zhang Z, Shibahara K, Stillman B. PCNA connects DNA replication to epigenetic inheritance in yeast. Nature 2000;408:221–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Ho H-N, Iwai D, Yoshikawa Y, Watanabe J, Nishida S. Combining colour and temperature: A blue object is more likely to be judged as warm than a red object. Sci Rep 2014;4:5527.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Haas TC. Improving Natural Resource Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Melin P, Castillo O, editors. Soft Computing Applications in Optimization, Control, and Recognition. vol. 294. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kyrillidis L, Hili G, Cobourne S, Mayes K, Markantonakis K. Virtual World Authentication Using the Smart Card Web Server. In: Thampi SM, Atrey PK, Fan C-I, Perez GM, editors. Security in Computing and Communications: International Symposium, SSCC 2013, Mysore, India, August 22-24, 2013. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 30–41.

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]
Hale T. We Just Learned A New Secret About The Great Pyramid Of Giza. 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. Indian Affairs: Further Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Accountability for School Safety Inspections. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2017.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Ehsani S. Design of a Teleoperation – Based Robotic Surgical System. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2014.

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]
Higgins A. Trump’s Putin: Strength Seen as Top Virtue. 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 Research
AbbreviationNutr. Res.
ISSN (print)0271-5317
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Nutrition and Dietetics

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