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
1.
Henderson GM. Climate. Caving in to new chronologies. Science 2006 Aug 4;313(5787):620–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Chien P, Weissman JS. Conformational diversity in a yeast prion dictates its seeding specificity. Nature 2001 Mar 8;410(6825):223–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Kumada N, Muraki K, Hirayama Y. Low-frequency spin dynamics in a canted antiferromagnet. Science 2006 Jul 21;313(5785):329–32.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Martinon F, Pétrilli V, Mayor A, Tardivel A, Tschopp J. Gout-associated uric acid crystals activate the NALP3 inflammasome. Nature 2006 Mar 9;440(7081):237–41.

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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Shi Y, Liu M, Fang F. Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
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Zeng D, Yang CC, Tseng VS, et al., editors. Smart Health: International Conference, ICSH 2013, Beijing, China, August 3-4, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Daněk M, Kafka L, Kohout L, Sýkora J, Bartosiński R. The Basic UTLEON3 Architecture. In: Kafka L, Kohout L, Sýkora J, Bartosinski R, editors. UTLEON3: Exploring Fine-Grain Multi-Threading in FPGAs New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 45–66.

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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Andrew E. Hilarious Responses To Nobel Prize Winner Tim Hunt’s Sexist Comments [Internet]. IFLScience IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/scientists-mock-nobel-prize-winner-tim-hunt-distractinglysexy-twitter/

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. FAA Appropriation Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Mar. Report No.: T-RCED-88-32.

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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Yahil RJ. The role of interleukin-19 in interleukin-10 production by regulatory macrophages [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2010.

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.
Kishkovsky S. Bolshoi Theater to Undergo Major Reconstruction. New York Times 2005 Mar 5;B11.

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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