How to format your references using the Allergology International citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Allergology International (ALIT). 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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Xue L. China: The prizes and pitfalls of progress. Nature 2008;454(7203):398–401.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Nicholls RJ., Cazenave A. Sea-level rise and its impact on coastal zones. Science 2010;328(5985):1517–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wallace K., Hardy G., Serabyn E. Deep and stable interferometric nulling of broadband light with implications for observing planets around nearby stars. Nature 2000;406(6797):700–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Talapin DV., Shevchenko EV., Bodnarchuk MI., Ye X., Chen J., Murray CB. Quasicrystalline order in self-assembled binary nanoparticle superlattices. Nature 2009;461(7266):964–7.

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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Leroy L. Eyestrain Reduction in Stereoscopy, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
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Ozok AA., Zaphiris P. Online Communities and Social Computing: 4th International Conference, OCSC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011. Proceedings, vol. 6778, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Schiller I., Koch R. Datastructures for Capturing Dynamic Scenes with a Time-of-Flight Camera. In: Kolb A, Koch R, editors. Dynamic 3D Imaging: DAGM 2009 Workshop, Dyn3D 2009, Jena, Germany, September 9, 2009. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 42–57.

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 Allergology International.

Blog post
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Davis J. Top World Leaders Pledge To Radically Cut Subsidies For Fossil Fuels. IFLScience. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/top-world-leaders-pledge-cut-subsides-fossil-fuels/ [accessed October 30, 2018].

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. Head Start: Additional Information on Implementation of Transportation Regulations, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

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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Batistick SA. Reclaiming One’s Gold: Imagining the Inner Child Through the Art of Therapeutic Fairy Tale Writing. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, 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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Wagner J. One Lesson for d’Arnaud: Learning Not to Throw With ‘Too Much Arm.’ New York Times 2017:D3.

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 titleAllergology International
AbbreviationAllergol. Int.
ISSN (print)1323-8930
ISSN (online)1440-1592
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Immunology and Allergy

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