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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Forrest LR. Structural biology. (Pseudo-)symmetrical transport. Science. 2013;339(6118):399-401.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wen L, Tang F. Computational biology: How to catch rare cell types. Nature. 2015;525(7568):197-198.
A journal article with 3 authors
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O’Brien SJ, Eizirik E, Murphy WJ. Genomics. On choosing mammalian genomes for sequencing. Science. 2001;292(5525):2264-2266.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Dikin DA, Stankovich S, Zimney EJ, et al. Preparation and characterization of graphene oxide paper. Nature. 2007;448(7152):457-460.

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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Rohde UL, Jain GC, Poddar AK, Ghosh AK. Introduction to Integral Calculus. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Rao RV. Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniques. (Savsani VJ, ed.). London: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Cleophas TJ, Zwinderman AH. Loglinear Models for Assessing Incident Rates with Varying Incident Risks (12 Populations with Different Drink Consumption Patterns). In: Zwinderman AH, ed. Machine Learning in Medicine - Cookbook Three. SpringerBriefs in Statistics. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014:35-38.

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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Taub B. Tiny Mind-Controlled Robots Could Help Medicate The Brain. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/tiny-mind-controlled-robots-help-medicate-brain/. Published August 26, 2016. 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
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Government Accountability Office. Federal Research: NASA Should Better Inform Researchers about How to Appeal Dissemination Decisions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009.

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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Genc A. Phase Stability in Metallic Multilayers. 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
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Hodgman J. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times. July 28, 2017:MM18.

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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