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]
Service RF. NUCLEAR SCIENCE: DOE Drops Plan to Restart Reactor. Science 2000;290:1666b–7b.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ricklefs RE, Outlaw DC. A molecular clock for malaria parasites. Science 2010;329:226–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Szlufarska I, Nakano A, Vashishta P. A crossover in the mechanical response of nanocrystalline ceramics. Science 2005;309:911–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Opperman JJ, Galloway GE, Fargione J, Mount JF, Richter BD, Secchi S. Land use. Sustainable floodplains through large-scale reconnection to rivers. Science 2009;326:1487–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Anderson TJ. The Value of Debt in Retirement. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Métais E, Meziane F, Saraee M, Sugumaran V, Vadera S, editors. Natural Language Processing and Information Systems: 18th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2013, Salford, UK, June 19-21, 2013. Proceedings. vol. 7934. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Yang G, Wang R. H2S and Blood Vessels: An Overview. In: Moore PK, Whiteman M, editors. Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Hydrogen Sulfide, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 85–110.

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 D. How We Discovered A Possible Link Between Car Exhausts And Alzheimer’s. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/how-we-discovered-a-possible-link-between-car-exhausts-and-alzheimers/ (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. Activities of the Amtrak Inspector General. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Magallanes J. Experiences with formal and informal support: A case study of a female-to-male transgender individual. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, 2014.

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. 13 Hospitals to Remove Trans Fats From Meals. New York Times 2006:14LI2.

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

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