How to format your references using the The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Thomas PJ. Cell signaling. Every bit counts. Science 2011;334:321–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Paszek M, Weaver V. Biophysics. Enforcing order on signaling. Science 2010;327:1335–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wilson AM, Watson JC, Lichtwark GA. Biomechanics: A catapult action for rapid limb protraction. Nature 2003;421:35–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Rooney HCE, Van’t Klooster JW, van der Hoorn RAL, Joosten MHAJ, Jones JDG, de Wit PJGM. Cladosporium Avr2 inhibits tomato Rcr3 protease required for Cf-2-dependent disease resistance. Science 2005;308:1783–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Robertson B, Vignaux GA, Berger CEH. Interpreting Evidence. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Gherardelli F, editor. Complex Analysis. vol. 62. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Anton C, Olson L. Generating Satisfiable SAT Instances Using Random Subgraph Isomorphism. In: Gao Y, Japkowicz N, editors. Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 22nd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2009 Kelowna, Canada, May 25-27, 2009 Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 16–26.

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 The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. First Baby Born From Womb Transplant. IFLScience 2014.

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. DHS Multi-Agency Operation Centers Would Benefit from Taking Further Steps to Enhance Collaboration and Coordination. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Canetta SE. Type III Neuregulin1 Signaling in Peripheral Sensory Neurons Affects Thermal Pain Sensation and Hyperalgesia. Doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2010.

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]
Loomis G. Mozart Is the Big Draw, but Variety Is the Goal. New York Times 2013:0.

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 titleThe Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
AbbreviationJ. Nutr. Biochem.
ISSN (print)0955-2863
ScopeBiochemistry
Clinical Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Nutrition and Dietetics

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