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
Kerr RA. EARTH SCIENCE: Did Volcanoes Drive Ancient Extinctions? Science 2000;289:1130–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rauch SL, Carlezon WA Jr. Neuroscience. Illuminating the neural circuitry of compulsive behaviors. Science 2013;340:1174–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dean R, Bonsall MB, Pizzari T. Evolution. Aging and sexual conflict. Science 2007;316:383–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Blumberg G, Littlewood P, Gozar A, Dennis BS, Motoyama N, Eisaki H, et al. Sliding density wave in Sr14Cu24O41 ladder compounds. Science 2002;297:584–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rezzoug A, El-Hadi Zaïm M. Non-conventional Electrical Machines. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2011.
An edited book
Benthem J van, Heinzmann G, Rebuschi M, Visser H, editors. The Age of Alternative Logics: Assessing Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics Today. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang T, Zhang Y, Yu H, Wang F. The Features of Information Manufacturing Systems Based on Ubiquitous Perception. In: Wang T, Zhang Y, Yu H, Wang F, editors. Advanced Manufacturing Technology in China: A Roadmap to 2050, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 23–30.

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
Andrews R. EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Just Said Carbon Dioxide Doesn’t Drive Climate Change. IFLScience 2017. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office. National Mediation Board Mandates in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jordan AD. Measuring the efficacy of a Ninth Grade Academy on students with disabilities. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 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
Packer G. Heart of the Matter. New York Times 2009:BR12.

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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