How to format your references using the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related 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
1. Engheta N. OPTICS. 150 years of Maxwell’s equations. Science. 2015;349:136–137.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Insel TR, Landis S. Allison Doupe (1954-2014). Nature. 2014;515:344.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Briggman KL, Helmstaedter M, Denk W. Wiring specificity in the direction-selectivity circuit of the retina. Nature. 2011;471:183–188.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
1. Nasrin F, Rahman MA, Masuda A, Ohe K, Takeda J-I, Ohno K. HnRNP C, YB-1 and hnRNP L coordinately enhance skipping of human MUSK exon 10 to generate a Wnt-insensitive MuSK isoform. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:6841.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Morrison TJ. Functional Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2000.
An edited book
1. Detyniecki M, García-Serrano A, Nürnberger A, Stober S eds. Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval. Large-Scale Multimedia Retrieval and Evaluation: 9th International Workshop, AMR 2011, Barcelona, Spain, July 18-19, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Naumann AB, Wechsung I, Möller S. Factors Influencing Modality Choice in Multimodal Applications. In: André E, Dybkjær L, Minker W, Neumann H, Pieraccini R, Weber M, eds. Perception in Multimodal Dialogue Systems: 4th IEEE Tutorial and Research Workshop on Perception and Interactive Technologies for Speech-Based Systems, PIT 2008, Kloster Irsee, Germany, June 16-18, 2008. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008:37–43.

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 Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Copper Can Destroy Respiratory Viruses. IFLScience. 2015. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/copper-destroys-respiratory-viruses/ [Accessed October 30, 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
1. Government Accountability Office. Recovery Act Education Programs: Survey of School Districts’ Uses of Funds (GAO-11-885SP, September 2011), an E-supplement to GAO-11-804. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Joseph S. A comprehensive evaluation of a school system’s grow your own principal preparation program. 2009.

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. Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by. Arts, Briefly; Bolshoi Opens Controversial Opera. New York Times. 2005:E2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [2].
This sentence cites two references [2, 4].
This sentence cites four references [4–6, 8].

About the journal

Full journal titleClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
AbbreviationClin. Orthop. Relat. Res.
ISSN (print)0009-921X
ISSN (online)1528-1132
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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