How to format your references using the Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions. 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
Reed C. Winter is coming. Science 2014;344:1054.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hirsh AE, Fraser HB. Protein dispensability and rate of evolution. Nature 2001;411:1046–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen J, Rashid T, Feng G. Esterase in imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and S. richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): activity, kinetics and variation. Sci Rep 2014;4:7112.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Hirschberg JH, Brunsveld L, Ramzi A, Vekemans JA, Sijbesma RP, Meijer EW. Helical self-assembled polymers from cooperative stacking of hydrogen-bonded pairs. Nature 2000;407:167–70.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Qiuwei Wu. Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles in Open Electricity Markets. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
Zentes J. Strategic Retail Management: Text and International Cases. Wiesbaden: Gabler; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Sales E, Müller-Uri F, Nebauer SG, Segura J, Kreis W, Arrillaga I. Digitalis. In: Kole C, editor. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources: Plantation and Ornamental Crops, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 73–112.

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 Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.

Blog post
Andrew D. The Science Of Taste, Or Why You Choose Fries Over Broccoli. IFLScience 2017. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office. Pipeline Safety: Status of Improving Oversight of the Pipeline Industry. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hankins S. A policy analysis of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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
Bartlett B. It’s Not Too Late to Fix Fox News. New York Times 2016:A21.

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 titleAlzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
AbbreviationAlzheimers Dement. (N. Y.)
ISSN (print)2352-8737

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