How to format your references using the Molecular Psychiatry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for 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.
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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Pace NR. Time for a change. Nature 2006; 441: 289.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Spradling AC, Zheng Y. Developmental biology. The mother of all stem cells? Science 2007; 315: 469–470.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lee J, Abdeen AA, Kilian KA. Rewiring mesenchymal stem cell lineage specification by switching the biophysical microenvironment. Sci Rep 2014; 4: 5188.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Maga G, Villani G, Crespan E, Wimmer U, Ferrari E, Bertocci B et al. 8-oxo-guanine bypass by human DNA polymerases in the presence of auxiliary proteins. Nature 2007; 447: 606–608.

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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Fitzgerald RW, Meacham BJ. Fire Performance Analysis for Buildings. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2017.
An edited book
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Liu Z (ed.). Essentials of Chinese Medicine: Essentials of Clinical Specialties in Chinese Medicine. Springer: London, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Garnier E, Adams N, Sagaut P. Explicit Structural Modeling. In: Adams N, Sagaut P (eds). Large Eddy Simulation for Compressible Flows. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2009, pp 95–118.

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 Molecular Psychiatry.

Blog post
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Davis J. New Explanation For Earthquake Supercycles. IFLScience. 2015.https://www.iflscience.com/environment/new-explanation-earthquake-supercycles/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Child Care and Early Childhood Education: More Information Sharing and Program Review by HHS Could Enhance Access for Families with Limited English Proficiency (Korean Version). U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2006.

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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Goldstein J. Murder in Colonial Albany: European and Indian Responses to Cross-Cultural Murders. 2012.

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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Kishkovsky S. Kept From TV, Report on Moscow Finds an Audience. New York Times. 2008; : C5.

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 titleMolecular Psychiatry
ISSN (online)1476-5578
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