How to format your references using the Climate Change Responses citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Climate Change Responses. 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. Guberman SL. Chemistry. Breaking up is hard to do without an electron. Science. 2001;294:1474–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Könneker C, Lugger B. History of science. Public Science 2.0--back to the future. Science. 2013;342:49–50.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hauke P, Tagliacozzo L, Lewenstein M. Physics. Speeding up quantum field theories. Science. 2012;336:1122–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Guiso L, Monte F, Sapienza P, Zingales L. Diversity. Culture, gender, and math. Science. 2008;320:1164–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Cheremisinoff NP, Davletshin A. A Guide to Safe Material and Chemical Handling. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Smyth HDC, Hickey AJ, editors. Controlled Pulmonary Drug Delivery. 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Banerjee GD, Banerjee S. Crop Diversification: An Exploratory Analysis. In: Ghosh M, Sarkar D, Roy BC, editors. Diversification of Agriculture in Eastern India. New Delhi: Springer India; 2015. p. 37–57.

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 Climate Change Responses.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Five New Species Of Flying Monkey Described [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/five-new-species-flying-monkey-described/

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. Air Traffic Control: Timely Completion of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System Software Is at Risk. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Jan. Report No.: AIMD-98-41R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Sanchez G. An educational program to support Latina teen mothers: A grant proposal project [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Marx L. A Romance With Birthdays as Bookends. New York Times. 2016 May 29;ST13.

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 titleClimate Change Responses
AbbreviationClim. Chang. Responses
ISSN (online)2053-7565
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