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
Bowen, G. J. (2011). Ocean science. A faster water cycle. Science (New York, N.Y.), 332(6028), 430–431.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ishikawa, H., & Barber, G. N. (2008). STING is an endoplasmic reticulum adaptor that facilitates innate immune signalling. Nature, 455(7213), 674–678.
A journal article with 3 authors
Takeuchi, A., Kim, B., & Matsuoka, S. (2013). The mitochondrial Na+-Ca2+ exchanger, NCLX, regulates automaticity of HL-1 cardiomyocytes. Scientific reports, 3, 2766.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Xiong, G., Clark, J. N., Nicklin, C., Rawle, J., & Robinson, I. K. (2014). Atomic diffusion within individual gold nanocrystal. Scientific reports, 4, 6765.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Villalta, T. (2012). The Large-Cap Portfolio. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Secchi, C. (2007). Control of Interactive Robotic Interfaces: A Port-Hamiltonian Approach. (C. Fantuzzi & S. Stramigioli, Eds.) (Vol. 29). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bonadeo, C. M., Guidi, A., Straface, A., Marcotte, R. D., Bonadeo, C. M., Noble, S., et al. (2011). Abraham ibn Ezra. In H. Lagerlund (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy (pp. 4–6). 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
Andrews, R. (2015, October 26). Scientists Reveal How Gold Hitches A Ride Up To The Earth’s Crust. 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. (1976). Report to the Secretary, HEW, on the National Direct Student Loan Delinquency Rate (No. HRD-77-17). 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
Nguyen, T. (2012). Nail technician students’ awareness of some health effects of long-term exposure to chemicals used in nail salons and their understanding of health protection (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
Wagner, J. (2017, June 13). DeGrom Bounces Back in Style, but Cespedes Exits With Soreness. New York Times, p. B10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bowen 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Bowen 2011; Ishikawa and Barber 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Ishikawa and Barber 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Xiong et al. 2014)

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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