How to format your references using the Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics. 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. Pickett G. Superfluidity. A new twist to an old story. Nature. 2000;404:450–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Toroczkai Z, Bassler KE. Network dynamics: jamming is limited in scale-free systems. Nature. 2004;428:716.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Colombani J, Andersen DS, Léopold P. Secreted peptide Dilp8 coordinates Drosophila tissue growth with developmental timing. Science. 2012;336:582–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Martin S, Nishimune A, Mellor JR, Henley JM. SUMOylation regulates kainate-receptor-mediated synaptic transmission. Nature. 2007;447:321–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Schulman FY. Veterinarian’s Guide to Maximizing Biopsy Results. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. Mariconda C. Discrete Calculus: Methods for Counting. Tonolo A, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Khalaf Z, Palicot J. New Blind Free-Band Detectors Exploiting Cyclic Autocorrelation Function Sparsity. In: Di Benedetto M-G, Bader F, editors. Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence: Selected Advances on Spectrum Sensing, Learning, and Security Approaches. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 91–117.

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 Treatment Options in Pediatrics.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. 57-Year-Old Man Skydives From Stratosphere, Breaking Baumgartner’s Record [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/57-year-old-man-skydives-stratosphere-breaking-baumgartner-s-record/

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. Social Security: Telephone Access to Local Field Offices. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Sep. Report No.: HRD-91-112.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Goetz SB. Perceptions toward a restraint-free practice: A case study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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. Murphy MJO. Friday File. New York Times. 2015 Feb 27;C27.

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 Treatment Options in Pediatrics
AbbreviationCurr. Treat. Options Pediatr.
ISSN (online)2198-6088
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