How to format your references using the Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics. 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]
Cyranoski D. Radar array tests the atmosphere at pole position. Nature 2002;420:594.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Eames M, Kortemme T. Cost-benefit tradeoffs in engineered lac operons. Science 2012;336:911–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Corominas-Murtra B, Fortuny J, Solé RV. Towards a mathematical theory of meaningful communication. Sci Rep 2014;4:4587.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Nie L, Meng A, Yu J, Jaroniec M. Hierarchically macro-mesoporous Pt/γ-Al2O3 composite microspheres for efficient formaldehyde oxidation at room temperature. Sci Rep 2013;3:3215.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Saleh SA, Rahman MA. An Introduction to Wavelet Modulated Inverters. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Salberg A-B, Hardeberg JY, Jenssen R, editors. Image Analysis: 16th Scandinavian Conference, SCIA 2009, Oslo, Norway, June 15-18, 2009. Proceedings. vol. 5575. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Tahirovic A, Magnani G. Some Limitations and Real-Time Implementation. In: Magnani G, editor. Passivity-Based Model Predictive Control for Mobile Vehicle Motion Planning, London: Springer; 2013, p. 41–51.

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 Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Small Brain Region Plays Big Role In Decision Making. IFLScience 2013. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/small-brain-region-plays-big-role-decision-making/ (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. Disparities Still Exist in Who Gets Special Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1981.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Crossman DC. The impact of safety culture on worker motivation and the economic bottom line. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2008.

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]
Barron J. Long-Ago Brooklyn Brewer Left Hidden Underground Vaults, and Mystery. New York Times 2017:A23.

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 Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
AbbreviationDrug Metab. Pharmacokinet.
ISSN (print)1347-4367
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacology

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