How to format your references using the American Journal of Dance Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Dance 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
Davis, R. J. (2003). Chemistry. All that glitters is not Au0. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5635), 926–927.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shidara, M., & Richmond, B. J. (2002). Anterior cingulate: single neuronal signals related to degree of reward expectancy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5573), 1709–1711.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nilius, N., Wallis, T. M., & Ho, W. (2002). Development of one-dimensional band structure in artificial gold chains. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5588), 1853–1856.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Jackson, M. G., Hart, S. R., Koppers, A. A. P., Staudigel, H., Konter, J., Blusztajn, J., et al. (2007). The return of subducted continental crust in Samoan lavas. Nature, 448(7154), 684–687.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moeller, R. (2010). IT Audit, Control, and Security. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mortier, R. M., Fox, M. F., & Orszulik, S. T. (Eds.). (2010). Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Suárez, A. G., Trujillo, M., & Berjano, E. J. (2013). Estudio de Elementos Finitos de un Electrodo Bipolar Internamente Refrigerado para Coagulación de Tejidos Biológicos mediante Corrientes de Radiofrecuencia. In J. Folgueras Méndez, T. Y. Aznielle Rodríguez, C. F. Calderón Marín, S. B. Llanusa Ruiz, J. Castro Medina, H. Vega Vázquez, et al. (Eds.), V Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering CLAIB 2011 May 16-21, 2011, Habana, Cuba: Sustainable Technologies for the Health of All (pp. 13–16). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 American Journal of Dance Therapy.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2017, January 26). Has Metallic Hydrogen Been Achieved For The First Time? IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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. (1992). NASA Procurement: Improving the Management of Delegated Contract Functions (No. NSIAD-92-75). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jaime, A. A. (2017). “Cockroach centuries”: The cockroach image as the conduit for the marginalized beat woman and artist in Elise Cowen’s cockroach poetry (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Hodgman, J. (2017, May 26). Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times, p. MM20.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Davis 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Davis 2003; Shidara and Richmond 2002).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Shidara and Richmond 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Jackson et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleAmerican Journal of Dance Therapy
AbbreviationAm. J. Dance Ther.
ISSN (print)0146-3721
ISSN (online)1573-3262
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health

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