How to format your references using the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Psychiatry. 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. Charron DJ. Obituary: Jean Dausset (1916-2009). Nature. 2009;460:338.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Kraemer JD, Gostin LO. Public Health and biosecurity. The limits of government regulation of science. Science. 2012;335:1047–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Mersch DP, Crespi A, Keller L. Tracking individuals shows spatial fidelity is a key regulator of ant social organization. Science. 2013;340:1090–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Lu R, Maduro M, Li F, Li HW, Broitman-Maduro G, Li WX, et al. Animal virus replication and RNAi-mediated antiviral silencing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature. 2005;436:1040–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Obayya S. Computational Photonics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
1. Laghi A. La colonscopia virtuale. Passariello R, editor. Milano: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Liu Z-H, Cai R-X, Wang J. Current Development in the Determination of Intracellular NADH Level. In: Geddes CD, Lakowicz JR, editors. Reviews in Fluorescence 2006. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006. p. 107–24.

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 Molecular Psychiatry.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. Why Do You Feel Like You’re Falling When You Go To Sleep? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-do-you-feel-like-youre-falling-when-you-go-to-sleep/

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. U.S. Telecommunications Policy: Demand Dictates Supply. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Jan. Report No.: 144265.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Lawrence BH. Evaluation of a cultural practice and 2,4-D-based herbicide programs for glyphosateresistant Palmer amaranth management [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2015.

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. Grynbaum MM, Victor D. Fox News Retracts Theory On Killing of D.N.C. Aide. New York Times. 2017 May 23;B1.

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 Molecular Psychiatry
AbbreviationJ. Mol. Psychiatry
ISSN (online)2049-9256
Scope

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