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. Clayton J. RNA interference: the silent treatment. Nature. 2004;431:599–605.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Mukhopadhyay D, Riezman H. Proteasome-independent functions of ubiquitin in endocytosis and signaling. Science. 2007;315:201–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Whittington AG, Hofmeister AM, Nabelek PI. Temperature-dependent thermal diffusivity of the Earth’s crust and implications for magmatism. Nature. 2009;458:319–21.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Park JY, Ogletree DF, Salmeron M, Ribeiro RA, Canfield PC, Jenks CJ, et al. High frictional anisotropy of periodic and aperiodic directions on a quasicrystal surface. Science. 2005;309:1354–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bahadori A. Waste Management in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Moscovici H. Learn Science, Learn Math, Learn to Teach Science and Math, Homo Sapiens! Moscovici T, Wieseman KC, Gilmer PJ, editors. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Faletra FF, de Castro S, Pandian NG, Kronzon I, Nesser H-J, Ho SY. Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valves. In: Castro S, Pandian NG, Kronzon I, Nesser H-J, Yen Ho S, editors. Atlas of Real Time 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography. London: Springer; 2010. p. 63–9.

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. Why Are Cacti So Juicy? The Secret Strategy Of Succulents [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-are-cacti-so-juicy-secret-strategy-succulents/

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 Administration: Software Development Process Improvements Started But Work Remains. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Jan. Report No.: AIMD-98-39.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wulfsberg JC. Singing Turkish, performing Turkishness: Message and audience in the song competition of the International Turkish Olympiad [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 2015.

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. Reprieve Of Sorts In a Costly Blunder. New York Times. 2011 Jul 15;B13.

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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