How to format your references using the Current Psychiatry Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Psychiatry 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. Sarewitz D. World view: Curing climate backlash. Nature. 2010;464:28.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Misra S, Froelich PN. Lithium isotope history of Cenozoic seawater: changes in silicate weathering and reverse weathering. Science. 2012;335:818–23.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Heymann DL, Sutter RW, Aylward RB. A global call for new polio vaccines. Nature. 2005;434:699–700.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Matsumoto K, Yoshitomi H, Rossant J, Zaret KS. Liver organogenesis promoted by endothelial cells prior to vascular function. Science. 2001;294:559–63.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Wilson RC. The Hedge Fund Book. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Toussaint L, Worthington E, Williams DR, editors. Forgiveness and Health: Scientific Evidence and Theories Relating Forgiveness to Better Health. 1st ed. 2015. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Augustyn DR. Query Workload Aware Multi-histogram Based on Equi-width Sub-histograms for Selectivity Estimations of Range Queries. In: Kozielski S, Mrozek D, Kasprowski P, Małysiak-Mrozek B, Kostrzewa D, editors. Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures: 11th International Conference, BDAS 2015, Ustroń, Poland, May 26-29, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 47–59.

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 Psychiatry Reports.

Blog post
1. Hamilton K. So You Want To Build A Death Star? Here’s How To Get Started [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/so-you-want-to-build-a-death-star-heres-how-to-get-started/

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. Influence Of Public Affairs Organizations On Information And Advertising Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1971 Aug. Report No.: B-161939.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ahmed S. Human fatigue in prolonged mentally demanding work-tasks: An observational study in the field [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2013.

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. Kelly S. Mighty Joe Mishbooker. New York Times. 1995 Nov 12;724.

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 Psychiatry Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Psychiatry Rep.
ISSN (print)1523-3812
ISSN (online)1535-1645
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health

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