How to format your references using the The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Primary Care Companion for CNS 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
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Wadman M. US blood ban underlines CJD fears. Nature. 2001 Jul 5;412(6842):7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Djupedal I, Ekwall K. Molecular biology. The paradox of silent heterochromatin. Science. 2008 May 2;320(5876):624–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hernández JV, Kay ER, Leigh DA. A reversible synthetic rotary molecular motor. Science. 2004 Nov 26;306(5701):1532–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Zhang Y, Zhan Y, Zhang D, Dai B, Ma W, Qi J, et al. Eupolyphaga sinensis walker displays inhibition on hepatocellular carcinoma through regulating cell growth and metastasis signaling. Sci Rep. 2014 Jul 1;4:5518.

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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Thompson GR. Reading the American Novel 1865-1914. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
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Schousboe I, Winther-Lindqvist D, editors. Children’s Play and Development: Cultural-Historical Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. X, 265 p. (International perspectives on early childhood education and development; vol. 8).
A chapter in an edited book
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Hans EW, Vanberkel PT. Operating Theatre Planning and Scheduling. In: Hall R, editor. Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2012. p. 105–30. (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science).

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 The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Cherry Concentrate Can Lower Blood Pressure As Much As Drugs, Our Study Finds. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. COMPETES Reauthorization Act: Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013 Jul. Report No.: GAO-13-717R.

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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Do YK. Effects of informal care on caregivers’ labor market outcomes and health in South Korea [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 2008.

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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Brantley B. Returning Home, and All’s Not Well. New York Times. 2016 Oct 17;C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleThe Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders
AbbreviationPrim. Care Companion CNS Disord.
ISSN (print)2155-7772
ISSN (online)2155-7780
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