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
Miller, J. S. (2007). Obituary: Donald E. Osterbrock (1924-2007). Nature, 446(7138), 870.
A journal article with 2 authors
Keen, D. A., & Goodwin, A. L. (2015). The crystallography of correlated disorder. Nature, 521(7552), 303–309.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hu, T., Hashmi, A., & Hong, J. (2014). Transparent half metallic g-C4N3 nanotubes: potential multifunctional applications for spintronics and optical devices. Scientific reports, 4, 6059.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ying, Q.-L., Wray, J., Nichols, J., Batlle-Morera, L., Doble, B., Woodgett, J., et al. (2008). The ground state of embryonic stem cell self-renewal. Nature, 453(7194), 519–523.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mattone, J., & Vaidya, N. (2016). Cultural Transformations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Sheth, A., Staab, S., Dean, M., Paolucci, M., Maynard, D., Finin, T., & Thirunarayan, K. (Eds.). (2008). The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008: 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-30, 2008. Proceedings (Vol. 5318). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Goto, H. (2016). Extensive Area of Topographic Anaglyphs Covering Inland and Seafloor Derived Using a Detailed Digital Elevation Model for Identifying Broad Tectonic Deformations. In K. Kamae (Ed.), Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks: Prediction and Assessment Beyond the Fukushima Accident (pp. 65–74). Tokyo: Springer Japan.

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
Fang, J. (2014, August 1). All-Nighters May Give You False Memories. IFLScience. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/all-nighters-may-give-you-false-memories/. 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. (1980). Federal Agency Roles and Responsibilities for Emergency Communications Need Clarification (No. LCD-80-91). 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
Cuthbertson, T. H. (2014). The fool’s replies: Toward a poetics of folly in Shakespeare’s comedies (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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. (2007, October 7). As Museum Considers Uses for Land, Gardeners Ponder Their Fate. New York Times, p. 14LI6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Miller 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Keen and Goodwin 2015; Miller 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Keen and Goodwin 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Ying et al. 2008)

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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