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. Ruiz J. The stability against freezing of an internal liquid-water ocean in Callisto. Nature. 2001;412:409–11.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Pearson BJ, Doe CQ. Regulation of neuroblast competence in Drosophila. Nature. 2003;425:624–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. He DZZ, Jia S, Dallos P. Mechanoelectrical transduction of adult outer hair cells studied in a gerbil hemicochlea. Nature. 2004;429:766–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Liu H, Cao X, Yang J, Gong X-Q, Shi X. Dendrimer-mediated hydrothermal synthesis of ultrathin gold nanowires. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3181.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Brown DJ. Cinnolines and Phthalazines: Supplement II. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
1. Tirri K, Nokelainen P, editors. Measuring Multiple Intelligences and Moral Sensitivities in Education. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Stehlé D, Steinfeld R. Making NTRU as Secure as Worst-Case Problems over Ideal Lattices. In: Paterson KG, editor. Advances in Cryptology – EUROCRYPT 2011: 30th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Tallinn, Estonia, May 15-19, 2011 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 27–47.

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. Andrew D. Claims Female Genital Mutilation Can Have Evolutionary Benefits Are Unproven And Potentially Damaging [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/claims-female-genital-mutilation-can-have-evolutionary-benefits-are-unproven-and-potentially-damaging/

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. Motor Carrier Safety: Preliminary Information on Challenges to Ensuring the Integrity of Drug Testing Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Nov. Report No.: GAO-08-220T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dillon KS. Social support to families of children with special needs: A grant [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2009.

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. Saslow L. Stony Brook Medical Center Names Chief Executive. New York Times. 2006 Dec 3;14LI2.

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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