How to format your references using the Comprehensive Psychiatry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Comprehensive Psychiatry. 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
[1]
Wong G. Recruiters and industry. Get a foot in the door. Nature 2004;431:1128.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Kosak ST, Groudine M. Gene order and dynamic domains. Science 2004;306:644–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Jones PD, Osborn TJ, Briffa KR. The evolution of climate over the last millennium. Science 2001;292:662–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Wang CT, Grishanin R, Earles CA, Chang PY, Martin TF, Chapman ER, et al. Synaptotagmin modulation of fusion pore kinetics in regulated exocytosis of dense-core vesicles. Science 2001;294:1111–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Demaria C. Introduction to Private Equity. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Esparza J, Majumdar R, editors. Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 16th International Conference, TACAS 2010, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2010, Paphos, Cyprus, March 20-28, 2010. Proceedings. vol. 6015. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Yannopoulos D, Nadkarni VM. Regional Circulations. In: Lucking SE, Maffei FA, Tamburro RF, Thomas NJ, editors. Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review, London: Springer; 2012, p. 65–93.

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 Comprehensive Psychiatry.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. NASA’s Curiosity Rover Spots Metallic Object On Mars. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasas-curiosity-rover-has-found-its-third-meteorite-on-mars/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Telecommunications Market in Canada. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Spencer KH. Exploring the impact of problem -focused case writing pedagogy on novice teachers’ beliefs and practices concerning effective instructional intervention for young children and families. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2008.

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]
Murphy MJO. ‘Bond, James Bond,’ Through the Years. New York Times 2015:C37.

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 titleComprehensive Psychiatry
AbbreviationCompr. Psychiatry
ISSN (print)0010-440X
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology

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