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. Fiset S. Comment on “Differential sensitivity to human communication in dogs, wolves, and human infants.” Science. 2010;329:142; author reply 142.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Cane MA, Evans M. CLIMATE VARIABILITY: Enhanced: Do the Tropics Rule? Science. 2000;290:1107–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Smith ZM, Delgutte B, Oxenham AJ. Chimaeric sounds reveal dichotomies in auditory perception. Nature. 2002;416:87–90.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Nábelek J, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Sapkota S, Kafle B, Jiang M, et al. Underplating in the Himalaya-Tibet collision zone revealed by the Hi-CLIMB experiment. Science. 2009;325:1371–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. McCrary SA. Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Nugent C, Coronato A, Bravo J, editors. Ambient Assisted Living and Active Aging: 5th International Work-Conference, IWAAL 2013, Carrillo, Costa Rica, December 2-6, 2013, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Haraty RA, Massalkhy S. UPP+: A Flexible User Privacy Policy for Social Networking Services. In: Chbeir R, Al Bouna B, editors. Security and Privacy Preserving in Social Networks. Vienna: Springer; 2013. p. 139–55.

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. New Drug Speeds Up Tissue Regrowth After Transplants [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-drug-speeds-tissue-regrowth-after-transplants/

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: Continuing Delays Anticipated for the Advanced Automation System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Jul. Report No.: IMTEC-90-63.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. McAlpine TE. College students and career: An exploration of vocational anticipatory socialization [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 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
1. Vecsey G. In Season of Defense, Recalling Swoboda’s Catch. New York Times. 2009 Oct 15;B19.

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

Other styles