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]
Rosenberg SA. Progress in human tumour immunology and immunotherapy. Nature 2001;411:380–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ikehara T, Kataoka T. Relation between the helical twist and S-shaped cross section of the lamellar crystals of polyethylene. Sci Rep 2013;3:1444.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Trumbore S, Brando P, Hartmann H. Forest health and global change. Science 2015;349:814–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Loppin B, Bonnefoy E, Anselme C, Laurençon A, Karr TL, Couble P. The histone H3.3 chaperone HIRA is essential for chromatin assembly in the male pronucleus. Nature 2005;437:1386–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Pierce DR. Project Scheduling and Management for Construction. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Meduna A. Regulated Grammars and Automata. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lawson WB, Lawson A. Disparities in Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment Among African Americans: Implications for the Correctional Systems. In: Sanders B, Thomas YF, Griffin Deeds B, editors. Crime, HIV and Health: Intersections of Criminal Justice and Public Health Concerns, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013, p. 81–91.

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. The Most Important Dam You Probably Haven’t Heard Of. 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. New Navajo Construction Activities on the Navajo and Hopi Joint-Use Area. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Boyer MD. Organizational improvisation within an episodic planning model: A systems perspective. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2009.

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]
Brantley B. A Drink, and a Dissenting Opinion. New York Times 2017:C1.

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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