How to format your references using the Therapeutic Delivery citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Therapeutic Delivery. 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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Bernstein A. Collaboration: Link the world’s best investigators. Nature. 496(7443), 27 (2013).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fearon ER, Cadigan KM. Cell biology. Wnt signaling glows with RNAi. Science. 308(5723), 801–803 (2005).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Puliga M, Caldarelli G, Battiston S. Credit Default Swaps networks and systemic risk. Sci. Rep. 4, 6822 (2014).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wu W-Q, Lei B-X, Rao H-S, et al. Hydrothermal fabrication of hierarchically anatase TiO2 nanowire arrays on FTO glass for dye-sensitized solar cells. Sci. Rep. 3, 1352 (2013).

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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Bittner M. Temporality: Universals and Variation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
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Zha H, Taniguchi R-I, Maybank S, editors. Computer Vision – ACCV 2009: 9th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Xi’an, September 23-27, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Cardoso JMP, Diniz PC. Mapping and Execution Optimizations. In: Compilation Techniques for Reconfigurable Architectures. Diniz PC (Ed.), Springer US, Boston, MA, 109–154 (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 Therapeutic Delivery.

Blog post
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Davis J. 7,000-Year-Old Skeleton Shows Evidence Of Leukemia [Internet]. IFLScience (2015). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/7000-year-old-skeleton-shows-evidence-leukemia/.

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. James Webb Space Telescope: Project Meeting Cost and Schedule Commitments but Continues to Use Reserves to Address Challenges. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

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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Smith MP. De la página a la pantalla: Memoria de la Guerra Civil española en la narrativa contemporánea. (2009).

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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Witz B. All Kidding Aside, Alderson and Mets Sign Tebow to Minor League Deal. New York Times, B13 (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 titleTherapeutic Delivery
AbbreviationTher. Deliv.
ISSN (print)2041-5990
ISSN (online)2041-6008
ScopePharmaceutical Science

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