How to format your references using the Marine Drugs citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Marine Drugs. 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
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Cuervo, A.M. Cell biology. Autophagy’s top chef. Science 2011, 332, 1392–1393.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Smith, M.P.; Harper, D.A.T. Earth science. Causes of the Cambrian explosion. Science 2013, 341, 1355–1356.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cheng, Y.-N.; Wu, X.-C.; Ji, Q. Triassic marine reptiles gave birth to live young. Nature 2004, 432, 383–386.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Stuart, S.N.; Chanson, J.S.; Cox, N.A.; Young, B.E.; Rodrigues, A.S.L.; Fischman, D.L.; Waller, R.W. Status and trends of amphibian declines and extinctions worldwide. Science 2004, 306, 1783–1786.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Wilson, D. Visual Guide to Financial Markets; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2012; ISBN 9781118531815.
An edited book
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Supercomputing: 29th International Conference, ISC 2014, Leipzig, Germany, June 22-26, 2014. Proceedings; Kunkel, J.M., Ludwig, T., Meuer, H.W., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2014; Vol. 8488; ISBN 9783319075174.
A chapter in an edited book
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Jensen, R.R.; Hardin, P.J. Using Satellite Data to Estimate Urban Leaf Area Index. In Geo-Spatial Technologies in Urban Environments: Policy, Practice, and Pixels; Jensen, R.R., Gatrell, J.D., McLean, D., Eds.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007; pp. 93–107 ISBN 9783540694168.

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 Marine Drugs.

Blog post
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Hamilton, K. Why Getting Babies Into Strict Routines Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be (accessed on Oct 30, 2018).

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
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Government Accountability Office Aviation Safety: Weaknesses in Inspection and Enforcement Limit FAA in Identifying and Responding to Risks; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1998;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Branch, J. A Case Study of Perceptions and Experiences among African-American Males Regarding College Dropout Rates in a Community College. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University: Scottsdale, AZ, 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
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Ortved, J. Stylish Like a Fox, And Back in the City. New York Times 2017, D3.

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 titleMarine Drugs
AbbreviationMar. Drugs
ISSN (online)1660-3397
ScopeDrug Discovery

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