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]
Austin J. Science careers. Getting on the grid: bringing remote, intermittent energy sources into line. Science 2007;315:870.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Gonnermann HM, Mukhopadhyay S. Non-equilibrium degassing and a primordial source for helium in ocean-island volcanism. Nature 2007;449:1037–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Oppo DW, McManus JF, Cullen JL. Palaeo-oceanography: Deepwater variability in the Holocene epoch. Nature 2003;422:277.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Etienne RS, Latimer AM, Silander JA Jr, Cowling RM. Comment on “Neutral ecological theory reveals isolation and rapid speciation in a biodiversity hot spot.” Science 2006;311:610.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Murphy DB, Davidson MW. Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Huang D-S, Han K, Hussain A, editors. Intelligent Computing Methodologies: 12th International Conference, ICIC 2016, Lanzhou, China, August 2-5, 2016, Proceedings, Part III. vol. 9773. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
González-Vélez H. On the Abstraction of Message-Passing Communications Using Algorithmic Skeletons. In: Ramos FF, Larios Rosillo V, Unger H, editors. Advanced Distributed Systems: 5th International School and Symposium, ISSADS 2005, Guadalajara, Mexico, January 24-28, 2005, Revised Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005, p. 43–50.

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. Researchers Detect Photons Without Inflicting Damage. IFLScience 2013.

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. Students With Disabilities: More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Chirwa KU. Encumbered Existence: A Three Movement Work for Jazz Orchestra. Doctoral dissertation. 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]
Brantley B. A Richard III Straight Out of the Land of Id. New York Times 2017:C4.

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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