How to format your references using the Crystallography Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Crystallography Reviews. 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]
Hu W. Ringing in the new cosmology. Nature. 2000;404:939–940.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Cowan CA, Henkemeyer M. The SH2/SH3 adaptor Grb4 transduces B-ephrin reverse signals. Nature. 2001;413:174–179.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Cicerone RJ, Molina MJ, Blake DR. Retrospective. F. Sherwood Rowland (1927-2012). Science. 2012;336:170.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Horie S, Robbie SJ, Liu J, et al. CD200R signaling inhibits pro-angiogenic gene expression by macrophages and suppresses choroidal neovascularization. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:3072.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Chowdhury S. Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Bolay J-C, Hostettler S, Hazboun E, editors. Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Way to Reduce Poverty? Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Arita S. Educational Expansion and Labor Market Entry of New Graduates in Korea and Japan. In: Park H, Kim K-K, editors. Korean Education in Changing Economic and Demographic Contexts. Singapore: Springer; 2014. p. 77–93.

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 Crystallography Reviews.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Gut Bacteria May Affect Mental Health in Humans [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/gut-bacteria-may-affect-mental-health-humans/.

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. Federal Student Loans: Flexible Agreements with Guaranty Agencies Warrant Careful Evaluation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002. Report No.: GAO-02-254. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Ortiz Martinez B. Diabetes among older Latino adults [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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]
Gustines GG. Comic Book Looks at Harsh Life in Syria. New York Times. 2016 Oct 3;C3.

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 titleCrystallography Reviews
AbbreviationCrystallogr. Rev.
ISSN (print)0889-311X
ISSN (online)1476-3508
ScopeBiochemistry
Structural Biology
General Chemistry
General Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics

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