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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of 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.
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. Kun H. Evaluation: Moving away from metrics. Nature. 2015;520:S18-20.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Kirchmaier AL, Rine J. DNA replication-independent silencing in S. cerevisiae. Science. 2001;291:646–50.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Nahm H-H, Park CH, Kim Y-S. Bistability of hydrogen in ZnO: origin of doping limit and persistent photoconductivity. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4124.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ma HF, Wang GZ, Jiang WX, Cui TJ. Independent control of differently-polarized waves using anisotropic gradient-index metamaterials. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6337.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Rombach G. Spannbetonbau. D-69451 Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2010.
An edited book
1. Richtler T, Larsen S, editors. Globular Clusters - Guides to Galaxies: Proceedings of the Joint ESO-FONDAP Workshop on Globular Clusters held in Concepción, Chile, 6–10 March 2006. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Layton WJ, Rebholz LG. Time Relaxation Truncates Scales. In: Rebholz L, editor. Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence: Analysis, Phenomenology and Numerical Analysis. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 99–120.

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 European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Monkeys Are Aware Of The Unreliability Of Their Memories. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017.

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. Federal Research: NASA Should Better Inform Researchers about How to Appeal Dissemination Decisions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Dec. Report No.: GAO-10-200.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Charpentier DT. Why Dey Talk Like Dat?: A Study of the Status of Cajun English as a Dialect or an Accent [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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. Branch J. Turning His Back on Football. New York Times. 2017 Aug 30;B9.

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 titleEuropean Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
AbbreviationEur. J. Drug Metab. Pharmacokinet.
ISSN (print)0378-7966
ISSN (online)2107-0180
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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