How to format your references using the Current Developmental Disorders Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Developmental Disorders Reports. 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. Schiermeier Q. NATO reform promises more publicity for less science. Nature. 2003;422:248.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Poulet JFA, Hedwig B. The cellular basis of a corollary discharge. Science. 2006;311:518–22.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Sansom RS, Gabbott SE, Purnell MA. Non-random decay of chordate characters causes bias in fossil interpretation. Nature. 2010;463:797–800.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Schmeing TM, Huang KS, Strobel SA, Steitz TA. An induced-fit mechanism to promote peptide bond formation and exclude hydrolysis of peptidyl-tRNA. Nature. 2005;438:520–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Köhler M. Nanotechnologie. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
1. Jacobs S. Foundation Flex for Developers: Data-Driven Applications with PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, and LCDS. Weggheleire KD, editor. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Cominetti R, Facchinei F, Lasserre JB. Chapter 4 Convexity in Polynomial Optimization. In: Facchinei F, Lasserre JB, editors. Modern Optimization Modelling Techniques. Basel: Springer; 2012. p. 81–92.

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 Current Developmental Disorders Reports.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. Event Horizon Telescope To Begin Most Detailed Observation Of A Black Hole in April [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/event-horizon-telescope-to-begin-most-detailed-observation-of-a-black-hole-in-april/

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. Free Legal Services for the Poor: Increased Coordination, Community Legal Education, and Outreach Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978 Nov. Report No.: HRD-78-164.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Hayes UT. Mental health services for foster youth: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. DAVID KELLY; David Kelly is an editor of The Book Review. “I CAN POP I CAN BREAK I CAN SLIDE AND JERK.” New York Times. 1990 May 20;744.

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 titleCurrent Developmental Disorders Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Dev. Disord. Rep.
ISSN (online)2196-2987
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