How to format your references using the Current Allergy and Asthma Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Allergy and Asthma 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. Poskett J. Mathematics: a life computed. Nature. 2012;486:321.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Tamura A, Yui N. Lysosomal-specific cholesterol reduction by biocleavable polyrotaxanes for ameliorating Niemann-Pick type C disease. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4356.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lee E, Pandey NB, Popel AS. Lymphatic endothelial cells support tumor growth in breast cancer. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5853.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Viana MP, Strano E, Bordin P, Barthelemy M. The simplicity of planar networks. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3495.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kölle W. Wasseranalysen - richtig beurteilt. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
1. Taylor RH, Yang G-Z, editors. Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions: Second International Conference, IPCAI 2011, Berlin, Germany, June 22, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dingli A, Seychell D. Blended Realities. In: Seychell D, editor. The New Digital Natives: Cutting the Chord. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015. p. 39–55.

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 Current Allergy and Asthma Reports.

Blog post
1. Rivett J. Stephen Hawking Has Another Dire Warning For Humanity [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Strong Leadership Needed to Avoid Disruption of Essential Services. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Mar. Report No.: T-AIMD-98-117.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Boyer GC. Best Practices for Student Success on the ACT [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 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. Kelly C. The Sailors Of Winter: In the Cold, Cold Sea. New York Times. 1999 Mar 7;812.

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 Allergy and Asthma Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Allergy Asthma Rep.
ISSN (print)1529-7322
ISSN (online)1534-6315
ScopeImmunology and Allergy
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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