Guide: How to cite a Magazine in PLOS style

Guide: How to cite a Magazine in PLOS style

Cite A Magazine in PLOS style

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Use the following template to cite a magazine using the PLOS citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the PLOS style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1. Author Surname Author Initial (Year Published) Title. Publication Title: Pages Used. Available: http://Website-Url. Accessed 10 October 2013.


1. Sobel L, Dalby E (2014) Sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup-What Should Nurses Teach Patients and Families?. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 11: 126-132. doi:10.1111/wvn.12027.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




There is lack of consensus in the lay literature to support consumption of table sugar as a preferred sweetener when compared to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

The purpose of this study was to search the literature for evidence to determine the health effects of consumption of table sugar (sucrose) and HFCS on blood glucose, lipid levels, obesity, and appetite as well as to make recommendations for patient and family teaching of those at risk for developing negative health outcomes, including coronary heart disease.

Nursing and health-related databases, including CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials, and Health and Wellness were searched for research articles, which were compared and evaluated for purpose, sample size, procedure, findings, and level of evidence.

Five studies that met inclusion criteria were evaluated. No difference was found in changes in blood glucose levels, lipid levels, or appetite between table sugar consumption and HFCS consumption. When only fructose was consumed, lipid levels were significantly increased.

Linking Evidence to Action
The evidence suggests that fructose, found in both table sugar and HFCS, has a negative effect on health outcomes. Clinicians should teach patients and families that all sugar consumption should be closely monitored and kept below the 40 g/day recommended by the World Health Organization. [1]

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