How to format your references using the Expert Review of Dermatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Dermatology. 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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Gaston KJ. Sustainability: A green light for efficiency. Nature. 497(7451), 560–561 (2013).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Truitt WA, Coolen LM. Identification of a potential ejaculation generator in the spinal cord. Science. 297(5586), 1566–1569 (2002).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Basu P, Qiu J, Powell K. Making a difference. Nature. 455(7215), 1002–1003 (2008).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Shan L, Molberg Ø, Parrot I, et al. Structural basis for gluten intolerance in celiac sprue. Science. 297(5590), 2275–2279 (2002).

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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D’Amico G, Di Biase G, Janssen J, Manca R. Semi-Markov Migration Models for Credit Risk. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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Kayem AVDM. Adaptive Cryptographic Access Control. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
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Wang H-M, Zheng T-X. Physical Layer Security in Heterogeneous Cellular Network. In: Physical Layer Security in Random Cellular Networks. Zheng T-X (Ed.), Springer, Singapore, 61–84 (2016).

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 Expert Review of Dermatology.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Why Do Some Cancers Suddenly Disappear? [Internet]. IFLScience (2016). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-do-some-cancers-suddenly-disappear/.

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. Making Evaluations Relevant to Congressional Needs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

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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Beard AR. Absence Causation in Mechanistic Explanation. (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
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Morris M. Black Sheep. New York Times, BR31 (2012).

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 titleExpert Review of Dermatology
ISSN (print)1746-9872
ISSN (online)1746-9880
Scope

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