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. Bowman D. Conservation: Bring elephants to Australia? Nature. 2012;482:30.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Charness G, Fehr E. ECONOMICS. From the lab to the real world. Science. 2015;350:512–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ye F, Burns MJ, Naughton MJ. Structured metal thin film as an asymmetric color filter: the forward and reverse plasmonic halos. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7267.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wilson RW, Millero FJ, Taylor JR, Walsh PJ, Christensen V, Jennings S, et al. Contribution of fish to the marine inorganic carbon cycle. Science. 2009;323:359–62.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Curry SH, Whelpton R. Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
1. Swapna M. Molecular Marker Applications for Improving Sugar Content in Sugarcane. Srivastava S, editor. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Peters-Burton EE, Martin-Hansen LM. Implications of Gifted Student Selection Techniques for Scientific Creativity. In: Demetrikopoulos MK, Pecore JL, editors. Interplay of Creativity and Giftedness in Science. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2016. p. 47–69.

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. Enormous Algal Bloom In Chile Is Poisoning Wildlife. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. Federal Highway Administration: Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operations, Lighting Devices, Reflectors, and Electrical Equipment. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Apr. Report No.: OGC-99-39.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. De Anda B. Factors that contribute to the stigma of mental illness [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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. Vecsey G. A 96-Team Tournament? Now That’s Madness. New York Times. 2010 Mar 7;SP6.

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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