How to format your references using the Clinical Autonomic Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Autonomic Research. 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
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Gottschling DE (2012) Molecular biology. Fragile delivery to the genome. Science 337:160–161
A journal article with 2 authors
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Outeiro TF, Lindquist S (2003) Yeast cells provide insight into alpha-synuclein biology and pathobiology. Science 302:1772–1775
A journal article with 3 authors
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Daw R, Finkelstein J, Helmer M (2012) Chemistry and energy. Nature 488:293
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Dreyfus R, Baudry J, Roper ML, et al (2005) Microscopic artificial swimmers. Nature 437:862–865

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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Tsujimura T (2017) OLED Display Fundamentals and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
An edited book
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Dehne F, Solis-Oba R, Sack J-R (2013) Algorithms and Data Structures: 13th International Symposium, WADS 2013, London, ON, Canada, August 12-14, 2013. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Hiddink GA, Termorshuizen AJ, van Bruggen AHC (2010) Mixed Cropping and Suppression of Soilborne Diseases. In: Lichtfouse E (ed) Genetic Engineering, Biofertilisation, Soil Quality and Organic Farming. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 119–146

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 Autonomic Research.

Blog post
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Evans K (2017) Earth Has A Brand-New Continent Called Zealandia, And It’s Been Hiding In Plain Sight For Ages. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/earth-has-a-brandnew-continent-called-zealandia-and-its-been-hiding-in-plain-sight-for-ages/. 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 (2007) Highway and Transit Investments: Flexible Funding Supports State and Local Transportation Priorities and Multimodal Planning. 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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Benson MK (2010) Joint -service integration: An organizational culture study of the United States Department of Defense voluntary education system. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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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Walsh MW (2016) Puerto Rico Passes Bill Allowing It to Declare a Moratorium on Its Debt. New York Times B5

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 Autonomic Research
AbbreviationClin. Auton. Res.
ISSN (print)0959-9851
ISSN (online)1619-1560
ScopeClinical Neurology
Endocrine and Autonomic Systems

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