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
Kysar, D.: Supreme Court ruling is good, bad and ugly. Nature. 474, 421 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
Burt, D., Pourquie, O.: Genetics. Chicken genome--science nuggets to come soon. Science. 300, 1669 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Wolfe, J.M., Horowitz, T.S., Kenner, N.M.: Cognitive psychology: rare items often missed in visual searches. Nature. 435, 439–440 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kalodimos, C.G., Biris, N., Bonvin, A.M.J.J., Levandoski, M.M., Guennuegues, M., Boelens, R., Kaptein, R.: Structure and flexibility adaptation in nonspecific and specific protein-DNA complexes. Science. 305, 386–389 (2004)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yang, H., Lee, E.K.: Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (2016)
An edited book
Wheeler, D.S., Wong, H.R., Shanley, T.P. eds: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 1: Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child. Springer, London (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Burns, J.A.: Laser Applications for Nonmalignant Conditions of the Larynx. In: Wong, B.J.-F. and Ilgner, J. (eds.) Biomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. pp. 67–78. Springer, New York, NY (2016)

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
Andrew, E.: Supernova Core Imaged For the First Time,


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: Train Braking: DOT’s Rulemaking on Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes Could Benefit from Additional Data and Transparency. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2016)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Oh, Y.: Prediction of Steady State Response in Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy and Its Applications in Nano-metrology, (2006)

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
McKINLEY, J.C., Jr: 21 Years After Businessman’s Murder, His Wife and Her Brother Are Arrested, (2017)

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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