How to format your references using the Case Reports in Nephrology and Urology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Case Reports in Nephrology and Urology. 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
Koenig R. EUROPEAN SCIENCE: Research Behemoth Slated for Overhaul. Science. 2000 Sep;289(5487):2019b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Miller GT, Pitnick S. Sperm-female coevolution in Drosophila. Science. 2002 Nov;298(5596):1230–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
van den Engh G, Nelson P, Roach J. Numismatic gyrations. Nature. 2000 Nov;408(6812):540.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Donner T, Ritter S, Bourdel T, Ottl A, Köhl M, Esslinger T. Critical behavior of a trapped interacting Bose gas. Science. 2007 Mar;315(5818):1556–8.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Franssen J-M, Real PV. Fire Design of Steel Structures. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
Garratt P, editor. The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Ghigi N. History as the Unveiling of the Telos. the Husserlian Critique of the Wel Tanschauungen. In: Tymieniecka A-T, editor. Logos of Phenomenology and Phenomenology of the Logos. Book Three: Logos of History - Logos of Life. Historicity, Time, Nature, Communication, Consciousness, Alterity, Culture. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006; pp 79–90.

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 Case Reports in Nephrology and Urology.

Blog post
Davis J. New Metal Composite Can Float On Water [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 May [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
Government Accountability Office. NASA ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Peterson C. Psycho-socio-cultural risk factors for breech presentation. 2008

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
Hodara S. Putting the A in STEAM. New York Times. 2014 Jul;WE9.

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 titleCase Reports in Nephrology and Urology
AbbreviationCase Rep. Nephrol. Urol.
ISSN (online)1664-5510

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