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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. 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. Macilwain C. World view: ERA of austerity. Nature. 2010;466:314.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Roska B, Werblin F. Vertical interactions across ten parallel, stacked representations in the mammalian retina. Nature. 2001;410:583–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Sakuragi S, Tominaga-Yoshino K, Ogura A. Involvement of TrkB- and p75(NTR)-signaling pathways in two contrasting forms of long-lasting synaptic plasticity. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3185.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Leinekugel X, Khazipov R, Cannon R, Hirase H, Ben-Ari Y, Buzsáki G. Correlated bursts of activity in the neonatal hippocampus in vivo. Science. 2002;296:2049–52.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Frikha M. Ad Hoc Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Pehrson L, Oxelheim L, Gustavsson S, editors. How Unified Is the European Union?: European Integration Between Visions and Popular Legitimacy. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dolezal D. Croatia: From Welfare to Responsibility. In: Arnull E, Fox D, editors. Cultural Perspectives on Youth Justice: Connecting Theory, Policy and International Practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016. p. 87–108.

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 Psychiatry.

Blog post
1. Davis J. Zimbabwe Sell 24 Wild-Caught Baby Elephants to China [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/zimbabwe-sell-24-wild-caught-baby-elephants-china/

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. Railroad Safety: Weaknesses in FRA’s Safety Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Apr. Report No.: T-RCED-91-32.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bhandari S. The Role of System of Systems in Additive Manufacturing [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2017.

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. Poniewozik J. Inauguration Watch: Mr. Reality TV Goes to Washington. New York Times. 2017 Jan 20;A22.

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 Psychiatry
AbbreviationCurr. Treat. Options Psychiatry
ISSN (online)2196-3061
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