How to format your references using the Coronary Artery Disease citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Coronary Artery Disease. 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
Lu S. Zn2+ blocks annealing of complementary single-stranded DNA in a sequence-selective manner. Sci Rep. 2014 Jun 26;4:5464.
A journal article with 2 authors
Thébault E, Fontaine C. Stability of ecological communities and the architecture of mutualistic and trophic networks. Science. 2010 Aug 13;329(5993):853–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shoemaker CJ, Eyler DE, Green R. Dom34:Hbs1 promotes subunit dissociation and peptidyl-tRNA drop-off to initiate no-go decay. Science. 2010 Oct 15;330(6002):369–72.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Litbarg NO, Vujicic S, Setty S, Sethupathi P, Dunea G, Arruda JA, et al. A novel model of surgical injury in adult rat kidney: a “pouch model.” Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 8;3:2890.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Boberski V. Community Banking Strategies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Blokhina E, El Aroudi A, Alarcon E, Galayko D, editors. Nonlinearity in Energy Harvesting Systems: Micro- and Nanoscale Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. VII, 359 p. 240 illus., 137 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
Kahle R. Poincaré in Göttingen. In: de Paz M, DiSalle R, editors. Poincaré, Philosopher of Science: Problems and Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 83–99. (The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science).

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 Coronary Artery Disease.

Blog post
Andrew E. Low-Levels Of Radiation Around Fukushima Affecting Insect Survival [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
Government Accountability Office. The School Dropout Problem. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986 May. Report No.: 129915.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sousa KL. Soul Seeking: A Crossing [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2012.

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
Van Gelder SKC by L. Arts, Briefly; Saving Shostakovich. New York Times. 2004 Nov 4;E2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleCoronary Artery Disease
AbbreviationCoron. Artery Dis.
ISSN (print)0954-6928
ISSN (online)1473-5830
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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