How to format your references using the Allergy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Allergy. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Reichhardt T. Touched by an angel. Nature 2005;435:734–735.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Adam D, Butler D. Comet mission hangs in the balance. Nature 2003;421:102.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wheeler Q, Assis L, Rieppel O. Phylogenetics: Heed the father of cladistics. Nature 2013;496:295–296.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lierz M, Reinschmidt M, Müller H, Wink M, Neumann D. A novel method for semen collection and artificial insemination in large parrots (Psittaciformes). Sci Rep 2013;3:2066.

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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Pesavento L, Smoleny S. A Trader’s Guide to Financial Astrology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2015
An edited book
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Zhang H-G, editor. Emerging Concepts of Tumor Exosome–Mediated Cell-Cell Communication. New York, NY: Springer 2013
A chapter in an edited book
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Cohen JA, Rae-Grant A. Disease-modifying therapy. In: Rae-Grant A, editor. Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis. Tarporley: Springer Healthcare Ltd. 2010: 29–42.

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 Allergy.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Sun’s Coronal Loops Recreated In The Lab. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/space/suns-coronal-loops-recreated-in-the-lab/ (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. The Impact of Federal Commodity Donations on the School Lunch Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 1977

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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Harris KR. The need for social workers in community clinic settings: A grant writing project. 2010.

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. Mets’ Syndergaard Keeps Hitting the Gas. Just How Fast Can He Go? New York Times. 2017;:D3.

In-text citations

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

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 titleAllergy
AbbreviationAllergy
ISSN (print)0105-4538
ISSN (online)1398-9995
ScopeImmunology
Immunology and Allergy

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