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. Bartram J. Improving on haves and have-nots. Nature. 2008;452:283–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Elbaz D, Cesarsky CJ. A fossil record of galaxy encounters. Science. 2003;300:270–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Friedland JC, Lee MH, Boettiger D. Mechanically activated integrin switch controls alpha5beta1 function. Science. 2009;323:642–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. McElreath R, Luttbeg B, Fogarty SP, Brodin T, Sih A. Evolution of animal personalities. Nature. 2007;450:E5; discussion E5-6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Utas G. Robust Communications Software. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Torre Toledano D, Ortega Giménez A, Teixeira A, González Rodríguez J, Hernández Gómez L, San Segundo Hernández R, et al., editors. Advances in Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages: IberSPEECH 2012 Conference, Madrid, Spain, November 21-23, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Pardos ZA, Dailey MD, Heffernan NT. Learning What Works in ITS from Non-traditional Randomized Controlled Trial Data. In: Aleven V, Kay J, Mostow J, editors. Intelligent Tutoring Systems: 10th International Conference, ITS 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 14-18, 2010, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 41–50.

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. Andrew E. Lips are the Most Exposed Erogenous Zone, Which Makes Kissing Feel Very Good. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Small Business Administration: Status of Mandated Planning for Loan Monitoring System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000 Feb. Report No.: AIMD-00-105R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Fulton E. Differential effects of nicotine on prospective memory, sustained attention, and working memory [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2010.

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. Saslow L. If the Pay’s “Confidential,” It Just Disappeared. New York Times. 2007 Jan 14;14LI2.

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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