How to format your references using the Drug Delivery and Translational Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Drug Delivery and Translational Research. 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. Sanderson K. US biofuels: a field in ferment. Nature. 2006;444:673–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Tigaret C, Choquet D. Neuroscience. More AMPAR garnish. Science. 2009;323:1295–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Nakatsuji S, Kiyohara N, Higo T. Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature. Nature. 2015;527:212–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Shapiro NM, Ritzwoller MH, Molnar P, Levin V. Thinning and flow of Tibetan crust constrained by seismic anisotropy. Science. 2004;305:233–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Myers FR. Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. C.M. Ehren M, editor. Methods and Modalities of Effective School Inspections. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Lacruz CR, Sáenz de Santamaría J, Bardales RH. Normal Brain and Gliosis. In: Saénz de Santamaría J, Bardales RH, editors. Central Nervous System Intraoperative Cytopathology. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. p. 45–56.

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 Drug Delivery and Translational Research.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. NASA Mission Brings Pluto Into Sharp Focus – but it’s Still Not a Planet [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-mission-brings-pluto-sharp-focus-it-s-still-not-planet/

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. Public Safety Communications: Preliminary Information on FirstNet’s Efforts to Establish a Nationwide Broadband Network. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015 Mar. Report No.: GAO-15-380T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Newcomb S. Reliability of the CVI range: A functional vision assessment for children with cortical visual impairment [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2009.

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. Fountain H, Schwartz J. Science and Medicine; Researchers Bristle at Extent of Cuts. New York Times. 2017 Mar 16;A18.

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 titleDrug Delivery and Translational Research
AbbreviationDrug Deliv. Transl. Res.
ISSN (print)2190-393X
ISSN (online)2190-3948
ScopePharmaceutical Science

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