How to format your references using the Drug Discovery Today: Technologies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Drug Discovery Today: Technologies. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Gershon D. Cell biology gets plugged in. Nature 2002;417:6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Nitzan A, Ratner MA. Electron transport in molecular wire junctions. Science 2003;300:1384–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Gavazzi G, Bisio A, Pozzo T. Time perception of visual motion is tuned by the motor representation of human actions. Sci Rep 2013;3:1168.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Wienholds E, Schulte-Merker S, Walderich B, Plasterk RHA. Target-selected inactivation of the zebrafish rag1 gene. Science 2002;297:99–102.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Supplemental Proceedings. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Seherr-Thoss HC. Universal Joints and Driveshafts: Analysis, Design, Applications. 2nd edition. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kropinski A, Dore-Duffy P, Kreipke CW. Situating the Endothelin System in the Pathotrajectory of TBI-Induced Changes in Hemodynamics. In: Kreipke CW, Rafols JA, editors. Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism, and Head Trauma: The Pathotrajectory of Traumatic Brain Injury, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 95–133.

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 Discovery Today: Technologies.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Baby Beluga Whale Born At Georgia Aquarium Has Died. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/baby-beluga-whale-born-georgia-aquarium-has-died/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Impact of Illegal Aliens on Public Assistance Programs: Too Little Is Known. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Boyer MD. Organizational improvisation within an episodic planning model: A systems perspective. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 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]
Perry WJ, Shultz GP. How to Build on the Start Treaty. New York Times 2010:WK11.

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 Discovery Today: Technologies
AbbreviationDrug Discov. Today Technol.
ISSN (print)1740-6749
ScopeBiotechnology
Molecular Medicine
Drug Discovery

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