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. Tracey KJ. Cell biology. Ancient neurons regulate immunity. Science. 2011;332:673–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Felzer KR, Brodsky EE. Decay of aftershock density with distance indicates triggering by dynamic stress. Nature. 2006;441:735–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kuhn G, Hijri M, Sanders IR. Evidence for the evolution of multiple genomes in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Nature. 2001;414:745–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Johnsen A, Andersen V, Sunding C, Lifjeld JT. Female bluethroats enhance offspring immunocompetence through extra-pair copulations. Nature. 2000;406:296–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ballast DK. Interior Detailing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Seibert-Fohr A, editor. Judicial Independence in Transition. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Sergeyev YD, Strongin RG, Lera D. A Brief Conclusion. In: Strongin RG, Lera D, editors. Introduction to Global Optimization Exploiting Space-Filling Curves. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 117–8.

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. Iconic Boab Trees Trace Journeys Of Ancient Aboriginal People. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. FAA Systems: Serious Challenges Remain in Resolving Year 2000 and Computer Security Problems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Aug. Report No.: T-AIMD-98-251.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Hudson KR. Student perception of teachers’ National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing dispositions [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2012.

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. Rosenberg E. Acquitted, but Still Haunted by Jail and DNA Used Against Him. New York Times. 2017 May 17;A23.

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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