How to format your references using the Clinical and Molecular Allergy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical and Molecular 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
1. Smaglik P. Two-way traffic. Nature. 2004;431:611.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Kishore S, Stamm S. The snoRNA HBII-52 regulates alternative splicing of the serotonin receptor 2C. Science. 2006;311:230–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bibring J-P, Squyres SW, Arvidson RE. Planetary science. Merging views on Mars. Science. 2006;313:1899–901.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zack SP, Penkrot TA, Bloch JI, Rose KD. Affinities of “hyopsodontids” to elephant shrews and a Holarctic origin of Afrotheria. Nature. 2005;434:497–501.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bertolo D. Interactions on Digital Tablets in the Context of 3D Geometry Learning. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. Gopalakrishnakone P, Corzo GA, de Lima ME, Diego-García E, editors. Spider Venoms. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Anand M, Fischmeister S, Kim J, Lee I. Generating Sound and Resource-Aware Code from Hybrid Systems Models. In: Broy M, Krüger IH, Meisinger M, editors. Model-Driven Development of Reliable Automotive Services: Second Automotive Software Workshop, ASWSD 2006, San Diego, CA, USA, March 15-17, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 48–66.

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 Clinical and Molecular Allergy.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Dwarf Galaxies Produce More Than Their Fair Share Of Stars [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/dwarf-galaxies-produce-more-their-fair-share-stars/

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. Information and Technology Management: Responsibilities, Reporting Relationships, Tenure, and Challenges of Agency Chief Information Officers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Jul. Report No.: GAO-04-957T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Graves KA. An Exploration of Organizational Commitment among Generation X Leaders [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2012.

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. Yeginsu C, Magra I. Chaotic Scramble as Fire Worries Force the Evacuation of 5 High Rises in London. New York Times. 2017 Jun 23;A8.

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 titleClinical and Molecular Allergy
AbbreviationClin. Mol. Allergy
ISSN (online)1476-7961
ScopeMolecular Biology
Immunology
Immunology and Allergy

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