How to format your references using the Advances in Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Therapy. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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. Savchenko A. Materials science. Transforming graphene. Science. 2009;323:589–90.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sheridan GK, Dev KK. Targeting S1P receptors in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice improves early deficits in locomotor activity and increases ultrasonic vocalisations. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5051.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kalisz S, Vogler DW, Hanley KM. Context-dependent autonomous self-fertilization yields reproductive assurance and mixed mating. Nature. 2004;430:884–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Yoshida S, Date Y, Akama M, Kikuchi J. Comparative metabolomic and ionomic approach for abundant fishes in estuarine environments of Japan. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7005.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Perez A. IP, Ethernet and MPLS Networks. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Wyeld T, Calder P, Shen H, editors. Computer-Human Interaction. Cognitive Effects of Spatial Interaction, Learning, and Ability: 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2013, Adelaide, SA, Australia, November 25-29, 2013. Revised and Extended Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Stolfi A, Brown FD. Tunicata. In: Wanninger A, editor. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 6: Deuterostomia. Vienna: Springer; 2015. p. 135–204.

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 Advances in Therapy.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Promising Antibody That Neutralises HIV Shows Why We Shouldn’t Give Up On A Vaccine [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/promising-antibody-neutralises-hiv-shows-why-we-shouldn-t-give-vaccine/

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. Business Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS’ Customer Account Data Engine Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001 Jun. Report No.: GAO-01-717.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Cook MM. An Examination of the Proportion of Special Education Students in Single-Parent Homes in Comparison to Regular Education Students in Similar Households [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 2017.

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. Vecsey G. Exclusive Club? Not Anymore. New York Times. 2010 Jul 8;B16.

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 titleAdvances in Therapy
AbbreviationAdv. Ther.
ISSN (print)0741-238X
ISSN (online)1865-8652
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Pharmacology (medical)

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