How to format your references using the Clinical and Translational Imaging citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical and Translational Imaging. 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
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Evan G (2012) Cancer. Taking a back door to target Myc. Science 335:293–294
A journal article with 2 authors
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Stein E, Tessier-Lavigne M (2001) Hierarchical organization of guidance receptors: silencing of netrin attraction by slit through a Robo/DCC receptor complex. Science 291:1928–1938
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yoo HI, Barsoum MW, El-Raghy T (2000) Ti3SiC2 has negligible thermopower. Nature 407:581–582
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Cabrillac D, Cock JM, Dumas C, Gaude T (2001) The S-locus receptor kinase is inhibited by thioredoxins and activated by pollen coat proteins. Nature 410:220–223

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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George MD, Donley TG, Preshaw PM (2014) Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Lachapelle J-M (2009) Patch Testing and Prick Testing: A Practical Guide Official Publication of the ICDRG, Second Edition. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Perrig-Chiello P, Hutchison S, Knöpfli B (2016) Vulnerability Following a Critical Life Event: Temporary Crisis or Chronic Distress? A Psychological Controversy, Methodological Considerations, and Empirical Evidence. In: Oris M, Roberts C, Joye D, Ernst Stähli M (eds) Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 87–111

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 Translational Imaging.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Body Hair Helps Animals Stay Clean – And Could Inspire Self-Cleaning Technologies. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/body-hair-helps-animals-stay-clean-and-could-inspire-self-cleaning-technologies/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (2004) Health Care: National Strategy Needed to Accelerate the Implementation of Information Technology. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Gowetski DB (2012) Manipulation of DNA topology using an artificial DNA-looping protein. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
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Kishkovsky S (2005) A TV Extravaganza of Music! Comedy! Militia! K.G.B.! New York Times A4

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, 1].
This sentence cites four references [1, 1, 1, 1].

About the journal

Full journal titleClinical and Translational Imaging
AbbreviationClin. Transl. Imaging
ISSN (print)2281-5872
ISSN (online)2281-7565
ScopeRadiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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