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
Putterman, L. (2010). Behavior. Cooperation and punishment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5978), 578–579.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wikelski, M., & Thom, C. (2000). Marine iguanas shrink to survive El Niño. Nature, 403(6765), 37–38.
A journal article with 3 authors
Smith, D. E., Zuber, M. T., & Neumann, G. A. (2001). Seasonal variations of snow depth on Mars. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5549), 2141–2146.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lesurtel, M., Graf, R., Aleil, B., Walther, D. J., Tian, Y., Jochum, W., et al. (2006). Platelet-derived serotonin mediates liver regeneration. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5770), 104–107.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
van Gumster, J., & Shimonski, R. (2010). GIMP Bible. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Fichter, K., & Beucker, S. (Eds.). (2012). Innovation Communities: Teamworking of Key Persons - A Success Factor in Radical Innovation. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Al-Majeed, S. S., & Fleury, M. (2010). Multi-connection TFRC Video Streaming in a Concatenated Network: Latency and Video Quality. In A. Özcan, N. Chaki, & D. Nagamalai (Eds.), Recent Trends in Wireless and Mobile Networks: Second International Conference, WiMo 2010, Ankara, Turkey, June 26-28, 2010. Proceedings (pp. 34–45). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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, May 12). Cuba Has A Lung Cancer Vaccine, And Now It Could Be Coming To The USA. 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. (2007). Passenger Rail Security: Federal Strategy and Enhanced Coordination Needed to Prioritize and Guide Security Efforts (No. GAO-07-583T). 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
Grugan, P. K. (2016). The mindfulness practice of clinicians: A systematic review (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
Pilon, M., & Craig, S. (2013, February 9). Safety Concerns Stoke Criticism of Kennel Club. New York Times, p. SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Poo 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Keeling 2007; Servick 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Wikelski and Thom 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Yao et al. 2018)

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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