How to format your references using the Cough citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cough. 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
1. Pockley P. Clean-up strategy at Australian nuclear site called into question. Nature. 2000;404:797.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sawa A, Snyder SH. Schizophrenia: diverse approaches to a complex disease. Science. 2002;296:692–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Buffetaut E, Martill D, Escuillié F. Pterosaurs as part of a spinosaur diet. Nature. 2004;430:33.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Yu SR, Burkhardt M, Nowak M, Ries J, Petrásek Z, Scholpp S, et al. Fgf8 morphogen gradient forms by a source-sink mechanism with freely diffusing molecules. Nature. 2009;461:533–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Krishnan V. Probability and Random Processes. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
1. Wang J, Yi Z, Zurada JM, Lu B-L, Yin H, editors. Advances in Neural Networks - ISNN 2006: Third International Symposium on Neural Networks, Chengdu, China, May 28 - June 1, 2006, Proceedings, Part III. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Gilmore J, Howard PN. Digital Media and the 2010 National Elections in Brazil. In: Grofman B, Trechsel AH, Franklin M, editors. The Internet and Democracy in Global Perspective: Voters, Candidates, Parties, and Social Movements. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 43–55.

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 Cough.

Blog post
1. Davis J. Prostate Cancer Gene Map Paves Way For Targeted Drugs. IFLScience. 2015.

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. Railroad Safety: DOD Can Improve the Safety of On-Base Track and Equipment. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wheaton HF. The Relationship between Team Captains’ Leadership Styles and Team Performance. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix; 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
1. Oestreich JR. Still Pushing Boundaries, Relentlessly. New York Times. 2017;:C5.

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 titleCough
ISSN (print)1745-9974
Scope

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