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. Sincell M. ROBOTICS: Rescue Droids Stumble in an Urban Jungle. Science. 2000;289:846a.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Guerrero I, Ruiz i Altaba A. Development. Longing for ligand: hedgehog, patched, and cell death. Science. 2003;301:774–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Khudiyev T, Dogan T, Bayindir M. Biomimicry of multifunctional nanostructures in the neck feathers of mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L.) drakes. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4718.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Fillmore CM, Xu C, Desai PT, Berry JM, Rowbotham SP, Lin Y-J, et al. Author Correction: EZH2 inhibition sensitizes BRG1 and EGFR mutant lung tumours to TopoII inhibitors. Nature. 2018;563:E27.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Quinlan J, VanderBrug J. Gender Lens Investing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. Pickering S. Counter-Terrorism Policing: Community, Cohesion and Security. McCulloch J, Wright-Neville D, editors. New York, NY: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Alvarez RM, Katz G, Llamosa R, Martinez HE. Assessing Voters’ Attitudes towards Electronic Voting in Latin America: Evidence from Colombia’s 2007 E-Voting Pilot. In: Ryan PYA, Schoenmakers B, editors. E-Voting and Identity: Second International Conference, VOTE-ID 2009, Luxembourg, September 7-8, 2009 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 75–91.

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. Andrew E. New Video Shows Snake That Ate a Pitbull Whole! IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. Air Quality Planning Processes at Selected Airports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994 Jul. Report No.: RCED-94-197R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Deshpande AS. Efficient idempotent methods for optimal control [Doctoral dissertation]. [La Jolla, CA]: University of California San Diego; 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. Markoff J. Technologists Face Hurdles Before They Take Wheel. New York Times. 2017 Jun 7;B4.

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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