How to format your references using the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. 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. Schmidt C. Cancer: Reshaping the cancer clinic. Nature. 2015;527:S10-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Romney DK, Miller SJ. Chemistry. Climbing Jacob’s ladder. Science. 2015;347:829.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lammert E, Cleaver O, Melton D. Induction of pancreatic differentiation by signals from blood vessels. Science. 2001;294:564–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Prakash B, Praefcke GJ, Renault L, Wittinghofer A, Herrmann C. Structure of human guanylate-binding protein 1 representing a unique class of GTP-binding proteins. Nature. 2000;403:567–71.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Zhong Q-C, Hornik T. Control of Power Inverters in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Integration. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Kırış T, Zhang JH, editors. Cerebral Vasospasm: New Strategies in Research and Treatment. Vienna: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Grounds M, Kudenko D. Parallel Reinforcement Learning with Linear Function Approximation. In: Tuyls K, Nowe A, Guessoum Z, Kudenko D, editors. Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems III Adaptation and Multi-Agent Learning: 5th, 6th, and 7th European Symposium, ALAMAS 2005-2007 on Adaptive and Learning Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 60–74.

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 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Harbor Porpoises Must Eat All The Time To Live [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/harbor-porpoises-must-eat-all-time-to-live/

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. Information Technology: Critical Factors Underlying Successful Major Acquisitions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011 Oct. Report No.: GAO-12-7.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Kelly LA. Nursing surveillance in the acute care setting: Latent variable development and analysis [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 2009.

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. Kenigsberg B. Film Series. New York Times. 2017 Jun 1;C24.

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 titleChild and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
AbbreviationChild Adolesc. Psychiatry Ment. Health
ISSN (online)1753-2000
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
Psychiatry and Mental health

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