How to format your references using the Current Addiction Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Addiction Reports. 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. Smaglik P. Chemistry’s clouded view. Nature. 2003;421:295.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Huebsch N, Mooney DJ. Inspiration and application in the evolution of biomaterials. Nature. 2009;462:426–32.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hill MS, Hitchcock PB, Pongtavornpinyo R. A linear homocatenated compound containing six indium centers. Science. 2006;311:1904–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rault JE, Menteş TO, Locatelli A, Barrett N. Reversible switching of in-plane polarized ferroelectric domains in BaTiO3(001) with very low energy electrons. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6792.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Weller RB, Hunter HJA, Mann MW. Clinical Dermatology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Wiegandt E, editor. Mountains: Sources of Water, Sources of Knowledge. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Sun Y, Nishida T, Thompson SE. Band Structures of Strained Semiconductors. In: Thompson SE, Nishida T, editors. Strain Effect in Semiconductors: Theory and Device Applications. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2010. p. 51–135.

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 Current Addiction Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Prominent Astronomy Professor Accused Of Repeatedly Sexually Harassing Students [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [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
1. Government Accountability Office. DOD’s Automated Telecommunications Centers Reduce the Impact of Message Volume on Staffing. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1983 Aug. Report No.: IMTEC-83-2.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ray SE. Impact of Training Intervention on Emotional Intelligence in Health Care Administrators and Physician Leaders [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: 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. Crow K. Not Quite Creatures From Outer Space. New York Times. 2000 Nov 19;146.

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 titleCurrent Addiction Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Addict. Rep.
ISSN (online)2196-2952

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