How to format your references using the Drugs of the Future citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Drugs of the Future. 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
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Bradley D. Neuroscience. Moving through the landscape. Science 2002 Mar 29;295(5564):2385–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Welker J, Giessibl FJ. Revealing the angular symmetry of chemical bonds by atomic force microscopy. Science 2012 Apr 27;336(6080):444–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Barry L, Craig GC, Thuburn J. Poleward heat transport by the atmospheric heat engine. Nature 2002 Feb 14;415(6873):774–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Li H, Xin HL, Muller DA, Estroff LA. Visualizing the 3D internal structure of calcite single crystals grown in agarose hydrogels. Science 2009 Nov 27;326(5957):1244–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Broome J. Weighing Goods. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
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Bilitewski B, Darbra RM, Barceló D, editors. Global Risk-Based Management of Chemical Additives II: Risk-Based Assessment and Management Strategies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Laubenbacher R. Mathematics in the Public Mind: The USA. In: Behrends E, Crato N, Rodrigues JF, editors. Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 47–55.

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 of the Future.

Blog post
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Hale T. Watch What Happens When You Fire A Ball At Sixty MPH Out Of A Truck Traveling Sixty MPH In The Opposite Direction. IFLScience IFLScience; 2015.

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
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Government Accountability Office. K-12 Education: Characteristics of the Investing in Innovation Fund. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Feb. Report No.: GAO-14-211R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Sanchez-Mejia ZM. Monsoon dependent ecosystems: Implications of the vertical distribution of soil moisture on land surface-atmosphere interactions [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 2013.

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
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Yablonsky L. The Insider. New York Times 2012 Apr 1;M222.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 of the Future
AbbreviationDrugs Future
ISSN (print)0377-8282
ISSN (online)2013-0368
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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