How to format your references using the Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement. 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]
Watanabe S. Slow or fast? A tale of synaptic vesicle recycling. Science 2015;350:46–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Bardgett RD, van der Putten WH. Belowground biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Nature 2014;515:505–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wang D, Song C, Barabási A-L. Quantifying long-term scientific impact. Science 2013;342:127–32.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lozier MS, Leadbetter S, Williams RG, Roussenov V, Reed MSC, Moore NJ. The spatial pattern and mechanisms of heat-content change in the North Atlantic. Science 2008;319:800–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Heuer A. Der perfekte Tipp. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Heisig P, Clarkson PJ, Vajna S, editors. Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes. London: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
White K. Remote Sensing Of Aeolian Dust Production And Distribution. In: Marini A, Talbi M, editors. Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Data: Training Workshop on Mapping Desertification, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009, p. 59–69.

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 Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. World First: 3D Acoustic Cloaking Device. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/world-first-3d-acoustic-cloaking-device/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Digital Television Transition: Preliminary Information on Progress of the DTV Transition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Steigner T. A study of cross -border takeovers: Examining the impact of national culture on internalization benefits, and the implications of early versus late -mover status for bidders and their rivals. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 2008.

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]
Wagner J. Beleaguered Bullpen Falters Again Even as Harvey Makes Progress. New York Times 2017:B11.

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 titleJournal of Dermatological Science Supplement
AbbreviationJ. Derm. Sci. Suppl.
ISSN (print)1574-0757
ScopeDermatology

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