How to format your references using the Clinical Therapeutics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Therapeutics. 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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Lea DW. Oceans. Not so permanent El Niño. Science. 2014;344(6179):52-53.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Renaud P, Leong P. Chemistry. A light touch catalyzes asymmetric carbon-carbon bond formation. Science. 2008;322(5898):55-56.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hedde PN, Stakic M, Gratton E. Rapid measurement of molecular transport and interaction inside living cells using single plane illumination. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7048.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Merrell DS, Butler SM, Qadri F, et al. Host-induced epidemic spread of the cholera bacterium. Nature. 2002;417(6889):642-645.

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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Furmston M. Powell-Smith & Furmston’s Building Contract Casebook. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing; 2008.
An edited book
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Griebling TL, ed. Geriatric Urology. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Liu R, Zhang H, Yang Z. How Does a Researcher Become an Entrepreneur in the High-Tech Industrial Cluster? A Case Study. In: Ferreira JJM, Raposo M, Rutten R, Varga A, eds. Cooperation, Clusters, and Knowledge Transfer: Universities and Firms Towards Regional Competitiveness. Advances in Spatial Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013:59-80.

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 Clinical Therapeutics.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. NASA Will Announce A Major Mars Discovery On Monday. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-announce-major-discovery-regarding-mars-monday/. Published September 25, 2015. Accessed 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. NASA: Compliance with Cost Limits. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

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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Ramotar-John BP. Supplementing soybean meal with Camelina (Camelina sativa) in tilapia diets and optimizing commercial tilapia diets for use in intensive systems in the Western region of the United States. 2014.

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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Chira S. Since When is Being a Woman a Liberal Cause? New York Times. February 11, 2017:SR9.

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 titleClinical Therapeutics
AbbreviationClin. Ther.
ISSN (print)0149-2918
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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