How to format your references using the Pratiques en nutrition citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pratiques en 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
[1]
Adams K. Genomics. Genomic clues to the ancestral flowering plant. Science 2013;342:1456–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Dunbar RIM, Shultz S. Evolution in the social brain. Science 2007;317:1344–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Olff H, Ritchie ME, Prins HHT. Global environmental controls of diversity in large herbivores. Nature 2002;415:901–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Ghezraoui H, Oliveira C, Becker JR, Bilham K, Moralli D, Anzilotti C, et al. 53BP1 cooperation with the REV7-shieldin complex underpins DNA structure-specific NHEJ. Nature 2018;560:122–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Lalena JN, Cleary DA. Principles of Inorganic Materials Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Dannenberg H. Excellence in Sales: Optimising Customer and Sales Management. Wiesbaden: Gabler; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Stolier A. Surgical Considerations in Partial Breast Irradiation. In: Wazer DE, Arthur DW, Vicini FA, editors. Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Techniques and Clinical Implementation, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 59–72.

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 Pratiques en nutrition.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. Low Testosterone May Make You A Better Father. 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. Embedded Computer Systems: F-14D Aircraft Software Is Not Reliable. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Yuan S. Aberrations of anamorphic optical systems. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 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
[1]
Greenhouse L. Justices Block New Hearing for Mexican. New York Times 2008:A16.

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 titlePratiques en nutrition
ISSN (print)1766-7305
ScopeNutrition and Dietetics

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