How to format your references using the Translational Psychiatry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Translational Psychiatry. 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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Bjorn G. Ready, set, hire. Nature 2008; 451: 740–741.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Häkkinen S, Rhines PB. Decline of subpolar North Atlantic circulation during the 1990s. Science 2004; 304: 555–559.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Branco T, Clark BA, Häusser M. Dendritic discrimination of temporal input sequences in cortical neurons. Science 2010; 329: 1671–1675.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Jackson RB, Berthrong ST, Cook CW, Jobbágy EG, McCulley RL. Comment on ‘A reservoir of nitrate beneath desert soils’. Science 2004; 304: 51; author reply 51.

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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Doldi L. Validation of Communications Systems with SDL. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2005.
An edited book
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Abawajy JH, Mukherjea S, Thampi SM, Ruiz-Martínez A (eds.). Security in Computing and Communications: Third International Symposium, SSCC 2015, Kochi, India, August 10-13, 2015. Proceedings. 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Chen Q. China Putian Promote Commercial TD-SCDMA Services. In: Wu Z, Chen C, Guo M, Bu J (eds). Embedded Software and Systems: First International Conference, ICESS 2004, Hangzhou, China, December 9-10, 2004, Revised Selected Papers. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005, pp 25–29.

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 Translational Psychiatry.

Blog post
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Taub B. Dogs May Be Genetically Programmed To Love Humans. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/dogs-genetically-programmed-love-humans/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Challenges of Protecting Personal Information in an Expanding Federal Computer Network Environment. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1978.

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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Pantallion AS. A parallel comparison of views regarding student preparation for introductory college chemistry. 2015.

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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Davey M. Limits on Unions Pass in Michigan, Once a Mainstay. New York Times. 2012; : A1.

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 titleTranslational Psychiatry
AbbreviationTransl. Psychiatry
ISSN (online)2158-3188
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Biological Psychiatry
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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