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
Colliex, C. (2015). Applied physics. Taking temperature at the nanoscale. Science (New York, N.Y.), 347(6222), 611–612.
A journal article with 2 authors
Betts, J. R., & Atkinson, R. C. (2012). Education. Better research needed on the impact of charter schools. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6065), 171–172.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bernevig, B. A., Hughes, T. L., & Zhang, S.-C. (2006). Quantum spin Hall effect and topological phase transition in HgTe quantum wells. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5806), 1757–1761.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Chapman, S. C., Blain, A. W., Ivison, R. J., & Smail, I. R. (2003). A median redshift of 2.4 for galaxies bright at submillimetre wavelengths. Nature, 422(6933), 695–698.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kimberlin, L., zur Linden, A., & Ruoff, L. (2016). Atlas of Clinical Imaging and Anatomy of the Equine Head. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Malaval, P. (2014). Aerospace Marketing Management: A Handbook for the Entire Value Chain. (C. Bénaroya & J. Aflalo, Eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Cerone, P., Dragomir, S. S., & Kikianty, E. (2014). Multiplicative Ostrowski and Trapezoid Inequalities. In T. M. Rassias (Ed.), Handbook of Functional Equations: Functional Inequalities (pp. 57–73). New York, NY: Springer.

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
Andrew, E. (2015, June 15). The Science Behind The Most Gruesome Deaths In Game of Thrones. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1972). Examination Into Certain Irregularities Reported as Existing at the Department of Labor Atterbury Job Corps Center near Edinburg, Indiana (No. B-130515). 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
Taylor, M. S. (2015). Too Close to the Knives: Children’s Rights, Parental Authority, and Best Interests in the Context of Elective Pediatric Surgeries (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Leland, J. (2017, January 20). Living the Bike Life. New York Times, p. MB7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Colliex 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Betts and Atkinson 2012; Colliex 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Betts and Atkinson 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Chapman et al. 2003)

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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