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. Adam D. UK changes policy on life insurance. Nature. 2001;414:6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Montagner JP, Ritsema J. Geology. Interactions between ridges and plumes. Science. 2001;294:1472–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Zimmerman A, Bai L, Ginty DD. The gentle touch receptors of mammalian skin. Science. 2014;346:950–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Michailov GV, Sereda MW, Brinkmann BG, Fischer TM, Haug B, Birchmeier C, et al. Axonal neuregulin-1 regulates myelin sheath thickness. Science. 2004;304:700–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Paladino B. Corporate Performance Management Best Practices. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Maciaszek LA, Filipe J, editors. Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering: 7th International Conference, ENASE 2012, Warsaw, Poland, June 29-30, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Rambaldi AN, Rao DSP, Ganegodage KR. Modelling Spatially Correlated Error Structures in the Time-Space Extrapolation of Purchasing Power Parities. In: Biggeri L, Ferrari G, editors. Price Indexes in Time and Space: Methods and Practice. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD; 2010. p. 63–96.

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. Luntz S. Stunning New 1.5 BILLION Pixel Photograph Of Andromeda Galaxy Released. IFLScience. 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. Review of Selected Projects Under the Bilingual Education Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Feb. Report No.: B-164031(1).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Melhorn SJ. The microstructure of food intake under conditions of high-fat diet, social stress and social subordination [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 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. Doran M. A Trump Plan for the Middle East? New York Times. 2017 May 19;A29.

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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