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Nutrition: Journal Articles - AJCN Style

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Journal Articles - AJCN Style

 

Examples for Journal articles - AJCN Style 

 

Click here to access American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) Style Guide info.

 

Here are 3 examples of common journal articles references in AJCN Style.

 

1) 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 ftp://nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov/online/journals/ljiweb.pdf. This index ceased publication in 2008)

 

2) Standard journal article: list all authors when 6 or fewer; when 7 or more, list only the first 3 and add "et al." Abbreviate journal titles according to Index Medicus style, 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.

 

3) 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.

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