How to format your references using the Sexuality and Disability citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sexuality and Disability. 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
Lis, J.T.: Imaging Drosophila gene activation and polymerase pausing in vivo. Nature. 450, 198–202 (2007)
A journal article with 2 authors
Dillin, A., Kelly, J.W.: Medicine. The yin-yang of sirtuins. Science. 317, 461–462 (2007)
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhou, Z., Clarke, J.A., Zhang, F.: Archaeoraptor’s better half. Nature. 420, 285 (2002)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wolfe, C.J., Solomon, S.C., Laske, G., Collins, J.A., Detrick, R.S., Orcutt, J.A., Bercovici, D., Hauri, E.H.: Mantle shear-wave velocity structure beneath the Hawaiian hot spot. Science. 326, 1388–1390 (2009)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Veasey, D.A., McCormick, L.C., Hilyer, B.M., Oldfield, K.W., Hansen, S., Krayer, T.H.: Confined Space Entry and Emergency Response. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2005)
An edited book
Benner, P., Findeisen, R., Flockerzi, D., Reichl, U., Sundmacher, K. eds: Large-Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Nordbotten, J.M.: Multiscale Methods for Multiphase Flow in Porous Media. In: Bercovier, M., Gander, M.J., Kornhuber, R., and Widlund, O. (eds.) Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering XVIII. pp. 39–50. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)

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 Sexuality and Disability.

Blog post
Andrews, R.: Sponge-Filled Wound-Blocking Syringe Saves Its Very First Life


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: Degradable Plastics: Standards, Research and Development. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1988)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Reyes-Rodriguez, G.J.: Nucleophilic additions to a para-benzyne derived from an enediyne: Exploring the non-radical reactivity of a diradical, (2013)

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.: Cubs Pull Even as the Indians’ Play Proves Sloppier Than the Weather, (2016)

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 titleSexuality and Disability
AbbreviationSex. Disabil.
ISSN (print)0146-1044
ISSN (online)1573-6717
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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