How to format your references using the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 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. Myers MG Jr. Cell biology. Moonlighting in mitochondria. Science. 2009;323:723–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sack FD, Chen J-G. Plant science. Pores in place. Science. 2009;323:592–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Munoz F, Couteron P, Hubbell SP. Comment on “Global correlations in tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality.” Science. 2012;336:1639; author reply 1639.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Schreier WJ, Schrader TE, Koller FO, Gilch P, Crespo-Hernández CE, Swaminathan VN, et al. Thymine dimerization in DNA is an ultrafast photoreaction. Science. 2007;315:625–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Process Safety Documentation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1995.
An edited book
1. El Fallah Seghrouchni A, Dix J, Dastani M, Bordini RH, editors. Multi-Agent Programming: Languages, Tools and Applications. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hall-May M, Kelly T. Defining and Decomposing Safety Policy for Systems of Systems. In: Winther R, Gran BA, Dahll G, editors. Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 24th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2005, Fredrikstad, Norway, September 28-30, 2005 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005. p. 37–51.

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 Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Blog post
1. Taub B. All Psychoactive Substances Are Now Illegal In The UK [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/all-psychoactive-substances-are-now-illegal-uk/

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. National Airspace System: FAA Has Made Progress but Continues to Face Challenges in Acquiring Major Air Traffic Control Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Jun. Report No.: GAO-05-331.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Sun Z. A qualitative study of Chinese parents’ beliefs, involvement and challenges in support of their children’s English language development in China [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Hartman S. A Subway Singer in the Spotlight. New York Times. 2016 Sep 18;MB1.

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 Neurodevelopmental Disorders
AbbreviationJ. Neurodev. Disord.
ISSN (print)1866-1947
ISSN (online)1866-1955
ScopeClinical Neurology
Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
Cognitive Neuroscience

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