How to format your references using the Ciencias Clínicas citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ciencias Clínicas. 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
[1]
Dyson F. The death of a star. Nature 2005;438:1086.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Lujambio A, Lowe SW. The microcosmos of cancer. Nature 2012;482:347–55.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kareiva P, Chang A, Marvier M. Environmental economics. Development and conservation goals in World Bank projects. Science 2008;321:1638–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Clare DK, Bakkes PJ, van Heerikhuizen H, van der Vies SM, Saibil HR. Chaperonin complex with a newly folded protein encapsulated in the folding chamber. Nature 2009;457:107–10.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Price J. The Conscious Investor. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Lee M, Hirose A, Hou Z-G, Kil RM, editors. Neural Information Processing: 20th International Conference, ICONIP 2013, Daegu, Korea, November 3-7, 2013. Proceedings, Part III. vol. 8228. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Do LLTN, Nguyen Do LLT, Axe JB, McKnight C, Ball CR, Hall JN, et al. 2004 Education for All Handicapped Children Act. In: Goldstein S, Naglieri JA, editors. Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011, p. 547–547.

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 Ciencias Clínicas.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics As Day Wears On. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/doctors-prescribe-more-antibiotics-day-wears/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Surface Transportation: Research Funding, Federal Role, and Emerging Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Zamudio R. From community college to 4-year institutions: Latinas’ successful completion of STEM baccalaureate degrees. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
[1]
Rothenberg B. With Appeal Over, Sharapova Lobs Criticism at Tennis Leaders. New York Times 2016:B10.

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 titleCiencias Clínicas
ISSN (print)1665-1383
Scope

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