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. Nisbet E. Earth monitoring: Cinderella science. Nature. 2007;450:789–90.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Mervis J, Holden C. Great expectations on the job front. Science. 2004;304:1829.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Taggart AKP, Teng S-C, Zakian VA. Est1p as a cell cycle-regulated activator of telomere-bound telomerase. Science. 2002;297:1023–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ahn CH, Senthil K, Cho HK, Lee SY. Artificial semiconductor/insulator superlattice channel structure for high-performance oxide thin-film transistors. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2737.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Young MR. Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Gervasi O, Murgante B, Misra S, Gavrilova ML, Rocha AMAC, Torre C, et al., editors. Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2015: 15th International Conference, Banff, AB, Canada, June 22-25, 2015, Proceedings, Part II. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Coenen C. Deliberating Visions: The Case of Human Enhancement in the Discourse on Nanotechnology and Convergence. In: Kaiser M, Kurath M, Maasen S, Rehmann-Sutter C, editors. Governing Future Technologies: Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010. p. 73–87.

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. Why Banning The Mammoth Ivory Trade Would Be A Huge Mistake [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-banning-mammoth-ivory-trade-would-be-huge-mistake/

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. Motor Carrier Safety: Preliminary Information on Challenges to Ensuring the Integrity of Drug Testing Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Nov. Report No.: GAO-08-220T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Lord V. Defining eating disorder recovery: A qualitative approach [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2015.

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. Wilson M. From Fortunetelling to a Forgery Accusation, the Tale of a Psychic’s Arrest. New York Times. 2017 Aug 5;A17.

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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