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Nutrition Citation: Style of the ICMJE - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

Citation examples and resources used by the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.

Citing Medicine Citation Guide

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For additional assistance with citation styles, consult your professor or reference staff at the Mount Library. 

You can reach the Library by email: library@msvu.ca or by phoning 457-6250.  Please note: library staff will help you as much as possible but they may also refer you back to your professor.

Books & Ebooks Citation Table

Templates: Print

EBook
 

Edited Book

AuthorLastname FN. Book title: subtitle. #th ed. Location: Publisher; Year.

AuthorLastname FN. Book title: subtitle. #th ed. Location: Publisher; Year [cited Date retrieved]. Available from: url.

EditorLastname FN, editor(s). Book title: subtitle. #th ed. Location: Publisher; Year.

Book:
Print

Counihan C, Van Esterik P. Food and culture: a reader. 3rd ed. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis; 2013.

Book:
Electronic

Counihan C, Van Esterik P. Food and culture: a reader. 3rd ed. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis; 2013 [cited 2015 Jan 7]. Available from: http://msvu.eblib.com.ezproxy.msvu.ca/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1097808.

Book: 2-5 Authors/
Editors

Blumenthal M, Brinckmann JA, Wollschlaeger B. The ABC clinical guide to herbs. 1st ed. Austin, TX: American Botanical Council; 2003.

Book: 6+ Authors/
Editors

O'Neil MJ, Heckelman PE, Dobbelaar PH, Roman KJ, Kenny CM, Karaffa LS, editors. The Merck index : an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. 15th ed. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2013.

Book: Corporate Author (with Editor)

Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. Foodservice facts 2013. Vasanthakumar P, editor. Toronto: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association; 2013.

Book: No Author or Editor

The business of food. Ipswich, Massachusetts: H. W. Wilson; 2013.

Chapter in an Edited Book

Agelli M, Milner JA. In: Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics in Functional Foods and Personalized Nutrition. Ferguson LR, editor. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis [cited 2014 Dec 17]. Available from: http://msvu.eblib.com.ezproxy.msvu.ca/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1335819.

Entry in Reference Work (No Author)

Citric acid. In: O'Neil MJ, Heckelman PE, Dobbelaar PH, Roman KJ, Kenny CM, Karaffa LS, editors. The Merck index : an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. 15th ed. ed. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2013.

General Rules for Authors/Editiors

  • List all authors when there are six or fewer.
  • When there are six or more, list only the first six and add “et al.”
  • List names in the order they appear in the text
  • Enter surname (family or last name) first for each author/editor
  • Capitalize surnames and enter spaces within surnames as they appear in the document cited on the assumption that the author approved the form used. For example: Van Der Horn or van der Horn; De Wolf or de Wolf or DeWolf.
  • Convert given (first) names and middle names to initials for a maximum of two initials following each surname
  • Separate author/editor names from each other by a comma and a space
  • If there are no authors, only editors, follow the last named editor with a comma and the word editor or editors; see Editor and Other Secondary Authors below if there are authors and editors
  • End author/editor information with a period

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