How to format your references using the Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders. 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. Nathan C. IMMUNOLOGY. From transient infection to chronic disease. Science. 2015;350:161.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Stewart I, Cohen J. Monolith. Nature. 2000;408:913.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Alby K, Schaefer D, Bennett RJ. Homothallic and heterothallic mating in the opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. Nature. 2009;460:890–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Singh SK, Hawkins C, Clarke ID, Squire JA, Bayani J, Hide T, et al. Identification of human brain tumour initiating cells. Nature. 2004;432:396–401.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Raynaud H, Arrow KJ. Managerial Logic. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2011.
An edited book
1. Ando T, Curto RE, Jung IB, Lee WY, editors. Recent Advances in Operator Theory and Applications. Basel: Birkhäuser; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Marien H, Steyaert M, Heremans P. A/D Conversion. In: Steyaert M, Heremans P, editors. Analog Organic Electronics: Building Blocks for Organic Smart Sensor Systems on Foil. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 93–109.

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 Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Robot Can Be Programmed Through Conversation. IFLScience. 2014. Accessed 30 Oct 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
1. Government Accountability Office. Telecommunications: States’ Collection and Use of Funds for Wireless Enhanced 911 Services. 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
1. Allen HT. The Songs of Lori Laitman: An Analysis of Sunflowers and Early Snow. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University; 2013.

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. Cooper M. His Life’s Work. New York Times. 2017;:C4.

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 titleBiology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders
ISSN (print)2045-5380

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