How to format your references using the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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.
Bainbridge WS. Perceptions of science essay. Privacy and property on the Net: research questions. Science. 2003;302(5651):1686-1687.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Vaahtomeri K, Sixt M. Physiology: Relax and come in. Nature. 2014;514(7523):441-442.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Sainsbury S, Niesser J, Cramer P. Structure and function of the initially transcribing RNA polymerase II-TFIIB complex. Nature. 2013;493(7432):437-440.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Narymbetov B, Omerzu A, Kabanov VV, Tokumoto M, Kobayashi H, Mihailovic D. Origin of ferromagnetic exchange interactions in a fullerene-organic compound. Nature. 2000;407(6806):883-885.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1.
Caban S, Mehlführer C, Rupp M, Wrulich M. Evaluation of HSDPA and LTE. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
1.
Young Lin T, Ohsuga S, Liau C-J, Hu X, eds. Foundations and Novel Approaches in Data Mining. Vol 9. Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1.
Liu L, Fieguth P, Wang X, Pietikäinen M, Hu D. Evaluation of LBP and Deep Texture Descriptors with a New Robustness Benchmark. In: Leibe B, Matas J, Sebe N, Welling M, eds. Computer Vision – ECCV 2016: 14th European Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 11-14, 2016, Proceedings, Part III. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing; 2016:69-86.

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 Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Blog post
1.
Evans K. 10 Popular “Life Hacks” That Are Completely Bogus. IFLScience.

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. Space Operations: NASA’s Use of Information Technology. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1.
Slade MR. The adaptive nature of organizational silence: A cybernetic exploration of the hidden factory. Published online 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.
Senior J. A Teenager’s Mind At War With Itself. New York Times. October 10, 2017:C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Pharmaceutical Sciences
AbbreviationJ. Pharm. Sci.
ISSN (print)0022-3549
ScopePharmaceutical Science

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