How to format your references using the ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Moore P: Photocopiers for DNA. Nature 2005;435:237.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Mourier T, Jeffares DC: Eukaryotic intron loss. Science 2003;300:1393.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Blüher M, Kahn BB, Kahn CR: Extended longevity in mice lacking the insulin receptor in adipose tissue. Science 2003;299:572–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Han S-C, Shum CK, Bevis M, Ji C, Kuo C-Y: Crustal dilatation observed by GRACE after the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Science 2006;313:658–62.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Allen M: Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis. Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015.
An edited book
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Chang KC-C, Wang W, Chen L, et al., editors: Advances in Web and Network Technologies, and Information Management: APWeb/WAIM 2007 International Workshops: DBMAN 2007, WebETrends 2007, PAIS 2007 and ASWAN 2007, Huang Shan, China, June 16-18, 2007. Proceedings. vol. 4537. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bodo G: Thermal Instabilities. In: Jets From Young Stars III: Numerical MHD and Instabilities (Massaglia S, Bodo G, Mignone A, Rossi P, eds.), pp. 153–62. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2008.

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 ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies.

Blog post
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Andrew E: SpaceX Want To Put Humans on Mars Within 12 Years. IFLScience 2014. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/spacex-want-put-humans-mars-within-12-years/. Last accessed on October 30, 2018.

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
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Government Accountability Office: Congressional Oversight: FAA Case Study Shows How Agency Performance, Budgeting, and Financial Information Could Enhance Oversight. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Starkenberg LI: Health science student’s knowledge of oral health and preventive practices. Doctoral dissertation. 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
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Baker P, Shear MD: Trump Stirs a New Question: Are There Tapes? New York Times 2017:A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleASSAY and Drug Development Technologies
ISSN (print)1540-658X
ISSN (online)1557-8127
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