How to format your references using the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review Journal of Autism and Developmental 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
Ellis, W. (2000). At the zoo. Nature, 408(6810), 295.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shiroguchi, K., & Kinosita, K., Jr. (2007). Myosin V walks by lever action and Brownian motion. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5828), 1208–1212.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rossi, D. J., Oshima, T., & Attwell, D. (2000). Glutamate release in severe brain ischaemia is mainly by reversed uptake. Nature, 403(6767), 316–321.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lu, M.-X., Cao, S.-S., Du, Y.-Z., Liu, Z.-X., Liu, P., & Li, J. (2013). Diapause, signal and molecular characteristics of overwintering Chilo suppressalis (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Scientific reports, 3, 3211.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Daubert, E. J. (2009). The Annual Campaign. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Balan, R., Begué, M., Benedetto, J. J., Czaja, W., & Okoudjou, K. A. (Eds.). (2015). Excursions in Harmonic Analysis, Volume 4: The February Fourier Talks at the Norbert Wiener Center (1st ed. 2015.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Wuchterl, G. (2005). Planet Formation. In P. Ehrenfreund, W. Irvine, T. Owen, L. Becker, J. Blank, J. Brucato, et al. (Eds.), Astrobiology: Future Perspectives (pp. 67–96). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2015, August 6). Are Malfunctioning Monitors Underestimating Methane Emissions? IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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
Government Accountability Office. (2015). Teacher Preparation Programs: Survey of State Entities that Oversee Teacher Preparation Programs (GAO-15-599SP, July 2015), an E-supplement to GAO-15-598 (No. GAO-15-599SP). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Zamora, L. (2017). Azura digital health: Scheduling application and prescription service for women’s health (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Saslow, L. (2006, January 8). 3 Former Executives Of Symbol on Trial. New York Times, p. 14LI2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Ellis 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Ellis 2000; Shiroguchi and Kinosita 2007).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Shiroguchi and Kinosita 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Lu et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
AbbreviationRev. J. Autism Dev. Disord.
ISSN (print)2195-7177
ISSN (online)2195-7185
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Developmental Neuroscience

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