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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McCarty JG. Durable catalysts for cleaner air. Nature 2000;403:35–36.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Cheng G, Zheng S-Y. Construction of a high-performance magnetic enzyme nanosystem for rapid tryptic digestion. Sci Rep 2014;4:6947.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Toulokhonov I, Artsimovitch I, Landick R. Allosteric control of RNA polymerase by a site that contacts nascent RNA hairpins. Science 2001;292:730–733.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Uka D, Takahashi-Nakaguchi A, Yoshimura J, Iwabuchi K. Male soldiers are functional in the Japanese strain of a polyembryonic wasp. Sci Rep 2013;3:2312.

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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Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013
An edited book
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Mishra AK, Johnson DL, editors. White Space Communication: Advances, Developments and Engineering Challenges. Cham: Springer International Publishing 2015
A chapter in an edited book
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Kumar A, Mittal V, Kulkarni A. Sanskrit Compound Processor. In: Jha GN, editor. Sanskrit Computational Linguistics: 4th International Symposium, New Delhi, India, December 10-12, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer 2010: 57–69.

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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Andrews R. China Could Start A Wind Power Revolution By 2030. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/environment/china-start-wind-power-revolution-2030/ (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. Aviation Safety: FAA Has Increased Efforts to Address Runway Incursions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 2008

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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Richardson RS. A phenomenological hermeneutic study of radiology. 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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Kelly M. Man in the News; A Master of the Image: David Richmond Gergen. New York Times. 1993;:122.

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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