How to format your references using the Nutrition Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nutrition Reviews. 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
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Dalton R. Misconduct: the stars who fell to earth. Nature. 2002;420(6917):728-729.
A journal article with 2 authors
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McDonnell DP, Norris JD. Connections and regulation of the human estrogen receptor. Science. 2002;296(5573):1642-1644.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Flak MB, Neves JF, Blumberg RS. Immunology. Welcome to the microgenderome. Science. 2013;339(6123):1044-1045.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hopkins BD, Pauli C, Du X, et al. Publisher Correction: Suppression of insulin feedback enhances the efficacy of PI3K inhibitors. Nature. 2018;563(7731):E24.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Kizer G. Digital Microwave Communication. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Crowley JL, Draper BA, Thonnat M, eds. Computer Vision Systems: 8th International Conference, ICVS 2011, Sophia Antipolis, France, September 20-22, 2011. Proceedings. Vol 6962. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Balaji Rao K, Anoop MB, Vinod G, Kushwaha HS. Risk Informed In-Service Inspection of PWR Nuclear Power Plant Piping Components Subjected to Erosion-Corrosion Using Markov Chain Model. In: Kumar U, Ahmadi A, Verma AK, Varde P, eds. Current Trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety: An Industry Perspective. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016:39-48.

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 Reviews.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Astronomers Have Filmed A Giant, Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Flying Through Space — And One Day It Just Might Hit Earth. IFLScience.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Multiple Protests Against Contract Award. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Seymour CR. Natives Versus Exotics and Grasses Versus Forbs: A Long-Term Study of Vegetation in La Jolla Valley. 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
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Vecsey G. The Champions In Verse, And With Ghosts. New York Times. March 13, 2011:SP4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Reviews
AbbreviationNutr. Rev.
ISSN (print)0029-6643
ISSN (online)1753-4887
ScopeMedicine (miscellaneous)
Nutrition and Dietetics

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