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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Moore DD (2011) Physiology. Crise de foie, redux? Science 331:1275–1276
A journal article with 2 authors
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MacInnis BL, Campenot RB (2002) Retrograde support of neuronal survival without retrograde transport of nerve growth factor. Science 295:1536–1539
A journal article with 3 authors
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Su D, Dou S, Wang G (2014) Single crystalline Co3O4 nanocrystals exposed with different crystal planes for Li-O2 batteries. Sci Rep 4:5767
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ghosh S, Parthasarathy R, Rosenbaum TF, Aeppli G (2002) Coherent spin oscillations in a disordered magnet. Science 296:2195–2198

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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Zhu FXX, Hoehn R, Thakkar V, Yuh E (2017) Hydroprocessing for Clean Energy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
An edited book
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Flandre D, Nazarov AN, Hemment PLF (2005) Science and Technology of Semiconductor-On-Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Science and Technology of Semiconductor-On-Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment Kiev, Ukraine 26–30 April 2004. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Zhang Q, Li H, Zhang X (2015) Cat Scratch Disease. In: Li H (ed) Radiology of Infectious Diseases: Volume 2. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 63–68

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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Davis J (2015) Sexual Preference In Rats Influenced By Oxytocin And Dopamine. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/sexual-preference-rats-influenced-oxytocin-and-dopamine/. 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 (2013) VA Education Benefits: Student Characteristics and Outcomes Vary across Schools. 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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Castiglione A (2010) Counterproductive work behaviors: The role of employee support policies, envy, and narcissism. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Shear MD (2017) How I Learned Comey Was Out. New York Times A2

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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