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. Hanson B. Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Learning from natural disasters. Introduction. Science. 2005;308:1125.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bourc’his D, Bestor TH. Meiotic catastrophe and retrotransposon reactivation in male germ cells lacking Dnmt3L. Nature. 2004;431:96–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Cravatt BF, Simon GM, Yates JR 3rd. The biological impact of mass-spectrometry-based proteomics. Nature. 2007;450:991–1000.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Trampert J, Deschamps F, Resovsky J, Yuen D. Probabilistic tomography maps chemical heterogeneities throughout the lower mantle. Science. 2004;306:853–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Seifert RJ. Profiting from Weekly Options. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1. Banagl M, Vogel D, editors. The Mathematics of Knots: Theory and Application. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chrysafiadi K, Virvou M. Evaluation. In: Virvou M, editor. Advances in Personalized Web-Based Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 91–114.

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. Davis J. Urbanization Is Driving Many Species To Evolve [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/urbanization-is-driving-many-species-to-evolve/

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. Airport Improvement Program: State Block Grant Pilot Program Is a Success. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996 Mar. Report No.: T-RCED-96-86.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ladd RJ. A Study of Alternative Education Programs in the State of Missouri [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 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. Billard M. Scouting Report. New York Times. 2010 May 6;E5.

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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