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. Boylan-Kolchin M. Cosmology: A virtual Universe. Nature. 2014;509:170–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Pagliarini RA, Xu T. A genetic screen in Drosophila for metastatic behavior. Science. 2003;302:1227–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Charlebois RL, Beiko RG, Ragan MA. Microbial phylogenomics: Branching out. Nature. 2003;421:217.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Schultz T, Samoylova E, Radloff W, Hertel IV, Sobolewski AL, Domcke W. Efficient deactivation of a model base pair via excited-state hydrogen transfer. Science. 2004;306:1765–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Plantin J-C. Participatory Mapping. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. Fellows M, Tan X, Zhu B, editors. Frontiers in Algorithmics and Algorithmic Aspects in Information and Management: Third Joint International Conference, FAW-AAIM 2013, Dalian, China, June 26-28, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Kehl S. Morphology, Anatomy, and Physiological Aspects of Dytiscids. In: Yee DA, editor. Ecology, Systematics, and the Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 173–98.

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. Hamilton K. It’s Never Been More Important To Keep An Eye On Space Weather [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/its-never-been-more-important-to-keep-an-eye-on-space-weather/

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. Vocational Rehabilitation: Improved Federal Leadership Could Help States Focus Services on Those With Severe Handicaps. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Sep. Report No.: T-HRD-91-10.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Sachdev NA. An Evaluation of the District of Columbia Summer Youth Employment Program [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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. Smith M, Kovaleski SF. For Officers After a Shooting, Unseen ‘Grieving.’ New York Times. 2017 Jun 6;A11.

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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