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. Wilkinson DM. Let’s get the right man in the right job. Nature. 2000;406:933.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Nimmo F, Pappalardo RT. Diapir-induced reorientation of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Nature. 2006;441:614–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Halevy I, Peters SE, Fischer WW. Sulfate burial constraints on the Phanerozoic sulfur cycle. Science. 2012;337:331–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Korn T, Bettelli E, Gao W, Awasthi A, Jäger A, Strom TB, et al. IL-21 initiates an alternative pathway to induce proinflammatory T(H)17 cells. Nature. 2007;448:484–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Riches J. Galatians Through the Centuries. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
1. Chakrabarti A, editor. ICoRD’15 – Research into Design Across Boundaries Volume 2: Creativity, Sustainability, DfX, Enabling Technologies, Management and Applications. New Delhi: Springer India; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Farhan-Hassan H, Gulevich DR, Dmitriev PN, Koshelets VP, Kusmartsev FV. Flux-Flow Oscillator (FFO) Made with the Fluxon Cloning Circuits. In: Pereira MF, Shulika O, editors. Terahertz and Mid Infrared Radiation: Generation, Detection and Applications. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 29–41.

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. Davis J. New Laser Treatment Based On Deep-Sea Bacteria Effectively Treats Prostate Cancer. 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. GSA’s Administration of the Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) Interim Upgrade Acquisition Policy. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978 Dec. Report No.: FGMSD-79-10.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Mantilla AN. The differences in the educational experiences and caregiver involvement in education between youth in foster care and those in care of their biological parents [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. Barry E, Kishkovsky S. For Tolstoy and Russia, Still No Happy Ending. New York Times. 2011 Jan 4;A1.

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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