How to format your references using the Scientia Pharmaceutica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Scientia Pharmaceutica. 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
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Szoka, F. Molecular biology. The art of assembly. Science 2008, 319, 578–579.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Budd, A.F.; Pandolfi, J.M. Evolutionary novelty is concentrated at the edge of coral species distributions. Science 2010, 328, 1558–1561.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Geremia, J.M.; Stockton, J.K.; Mabuchi, H. Real-time quantum feedback control of atomic spin-squeezing. Science 2004, 304, 270–273.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Perez, G.I.; Trbovich, A.M.; Gosden, R.G.; Tilly, J.L. Mitochondria and the death of oocytes. Nature 2000, 403, 500–501.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Lieberman, J.A.; Tasman, A. Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2006; ISBN 9780470029435.
An edited book
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Knowledge Discovery in Databases: PKDD 2005: 9th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Porto, Portugal, October 3-7, 2005. Proceedings; Jorge, A.M., Torgo, L., Brazdil, P., Camacho, R., Gama, J., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005; Vol. 3721; ISBN 9783540292449.
A chapter in an edited book
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Czarnecki, W.M.; Jozefowicz, R.; Tabor, J. Maximum Entropy Linear Manifold for Learning Discriminative Low-Dimensional Representation. In Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: European Conference, ECML PKDD 2015, Porto, Portugal, September 7-11, 2015, Proceedings, Part I; Appice, A., Rodrigues, P.P., Santos Costa, V., Soares, C., Gama, J., Jorge, A., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; pp. 52–67 ISBN 9783319235271.

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 Scientia Pharmaceutica.

Blog post
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Hamilton, K. Humans Are Driving A New Burst Of Evolution Including Possibly Our Own Available online: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/humans-are-driving-a-new-burst-of-evolution-including-possibly-our-own/ (accessed on Oct 30, 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
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Government Accountability Office Geostationary Weather Satellites: Progress Made, but Weaknesses in Scheduling, Contingency Planning, and Communicating with Users Need to Be Addressed; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2013;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Liburd-Shaddai, J.L. The experiences of remedial instructors at one urban community college: A case study. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University: Minneapolis, MN, 2012.

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
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La GORCE, T. He Arrived as Reba McEntire. That Seemed to Work. New York Times 2017, ST13.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleScientia Pharmaceutica
AbbreviationSci. Pharm.
ISSN (online)2218-0532
ScopePharmaceutical Science

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