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Citation Guides: AJCN Citation

AJCN Style

The information on this guide is taken from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) "Information for Authors" regarding format and style requirements. Please click the link below to see the full description from the AJCN.

Books

Personal Authors

Author A, Author B, Author C, Author D. Title. Edition. City: Publisher, date.

Example:

Shils M, Shike M, Olson J, Ross AC. Modern nutrition in health and disease. 9th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1998.

Committee Report or Corporate Author

Committee or corporate author. Edition. City: Publisher, date.

Examples:

National Research Council. Recommended dietary allowances. 10th ed. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1989.

Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Dietary reference intakes for vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and carotenoids. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

Chapter in a Book

Author A, Author B. Title. Edition. In: Book title. City, State: Publisher, date:pages.

Example:

Young VR, Tharakan JF. Nutritional essentiality of amino acids and amino acid requirements in healthy adults. 2nd. ed. In: Cynober LA, ed. Metabolic and therapeutic aspects of amino acids in clinical nutrition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2004:439–70.

Agency publication

Agency. Title. City: Publisher, date. [Name and number of bulletin]

Example:

US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Health and Human Services. Nutrition and your health: dietary guidelines for Americans. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 2000.[USDA Home and Garden Bulletin no. 232.]

Journals Articles

Journal Article with DOI

Author AA, Author, AA. Title of article. Journal title (abbreviated according to Index Medicus style*) date;volume:pages.doi:

Example:

Hamer M, Steptoe A. Prospective study of physical fitness, adiposity, and inflammatory markers in healthy middle-aged men and women. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:85-89. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2008.26779.

*Index Medicus journal abbreviations can be found at this link: http://www2.bg.am.poznan.pl/czasopisma/medicus.php?lang=eng.

NOTE: Index Medicus ceased publication in 2008.

Standard Journal Article

List all authors when there are 6 or fewer. When you have 7 or more, list only the first 3 and add "et al" after the third. Abbreviate journal titles according to Index Medicus, which is used in MEDLINE citations.

Author AA, Author AA, Author AA, Author AA. Title of article. Journal title (abbreviated according to Index Medicus) date;volume:pages.

Example:

Jeffery RW, Wing RR, Sherwood NE, Tate DF. Physical activity and weight loss: does prescribing higher physical activity goals improve outcome? Am J Clin Nutr 2003;78:684–9.

Corporate Author

Corporate author. Title. Journal Title date;volume:pages.

Example:

National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) final report. Circulation 2002;106:3143–421.

Internet References

Website

Example:

National Center for Health Statistics. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Version current 1 October 2003. Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm (accessed 13 October 2003).

Online journal article

Example:

Sinha A, Madden J, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai S, Platt R. Reduced risk of neonatal respiratory infections among breastfed girls but not boys. Pediatrics [serial online] 2003;112:e303. Internet: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/112/4/e303 (accessed 14 October 2003).