How to format your references using the Plant Foods for Human Nutrition citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 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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Tachibana-Konwalski K (2015) Cell division: Hold on and let go. Nature 517:441–442
A journal article with 2 authors
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Roxburgh SH, Mokany K (2007) Comment on “From plant traits to plant communities: a statistical mechanistic approach to biodiversity.” Science 316:1425; author reply 1425
A journal article with 3 authors
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Fernandes CC, Podos J, Lundberg JG (2004) Amazonian ecology: tributaries enhance the diversity of electric fishes. Science 305:1960–1962
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Wood RD, Mitchell M, Sgouros J, Lindahl T (2001) Human DNA repair genes. Science 291:1284–1289

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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McCormick K, Salcedo J (2017) SPSS reg Statistics for Data Analysis and Visualization. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
An edited book
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Reza Rezaie H (2015) Biomaterials and Their Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Jain P, Pandey R, Shukla SS (2015) Experimental Models for Inflammation. In: Pandey R, Shukla SS (eds) Inflammation: Natural Resources and Its Applications. Springer India, New Delhi, pp 135–141

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 Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Map Shows All The Devices In The World Connected To The Internet. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/map-shows-all-devices-world-connected-internet/. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2003) Electronic Government: Progress in Promoting Adoption of Smart Card Technology. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Jernigan MB (2013) Use of uprooted invasive buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare ) parent plants as thatch to reduce progeny seedling emergence. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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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Itzkoff D, Bai M, Goldstein J, et al (2012) The One-Page Magazine. New York Times MM11

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 titlePlant Foods for Human Nutrition
AbbreviationPlant Foods Hum. Nutr.
ISSN (print)0921-9668
ISSN (online)1573-9104
ScopeFood Science
Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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