How to format your references using the Drugs in R&D citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Drugs in R&D. 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. Trivedi B. Microbiome: The surface brigade. Nature. 2012;492:S60-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Owen J, Hector A. Materials science. Phase-transforming electrodes. Science. 2014;344:1451–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Koskinen MT, Haugen TO, Primmer CR. Contemporary fisherian life-history evolution in small salmonid populations. Nature. 2002;419:826–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Liu YH, Wang G, Wang RJ, Zhao DQ, Pan MX, Wang WH. Super plastic bulk metallic glasses at room temperature. Science. 2007;315:1385–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Speight JG, Foote R. Ethics in Science and Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Roth-Berghofer TR, Schulz S, Leake DB, editors. Modeling and Retrieval of Context: Second International Workshop, MRC 2005, Edinburgh, UK, July 31–August 1, 2005, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Knepper MM, Fox KL, Frieder O. A Prototype Search Toolkit. In: Argamon S, Howard N, editors. Computational Methods for Counterterrorism. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 51–64.

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 Drugs in R&D.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Ecotourism Could Be Making Animals Less Scared, And Easier To Eat [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/ecotourism-could-be-making-animals-less-scared-and-easier-eat/

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. Data Center Consolidation: Agencies Making Progress, but Planned Savings Goals Need to Be Established [Reissued on March 4, 2016]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016 Mar. Report No.: GAO-16-323.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bhandari S. The Role of System of Systems in Additive Manufacturing [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2017.

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. Kolomatsky M. Everyone’s Got a Different Dream. New York Times. 2017 Oct 26;RE2.

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 titleDrugs in R&D
AbbreviationDrugs R. D.
ISSN (print)1174-5886
ISSN (online)1179-6901
ScopePharmacology

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