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. Lavé J. Earth science: Landscape inversion by stream piracy. Nature. 2015;520:442–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Becskei A, Serrano L. Engineering stability in gene networks by autoregulation. Nature. 2000;405:590–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lobell DB, Schlenker W, Costa-Roberts J. Climate trends and global crop production since 1980. Science. 2011;333:616–20.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hu WJ, Juo D-M, You L, Wang J, Chen Y-C, Chu Y-H, et al. Universal ferroelectric switching dynamics of vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene copolymer films. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4772.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Weinstein S. The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Nedović V, Raspor P, Lević J, Tumbas Šaponjac V, Barbosa-Cánovas GV, editors. Emerging and Traditional Technologies for Safe, Healthy and Quality Food. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Paolicchi F, Neri E, Marcheschi P. Il protocollo DICOM. In: Marcheschi P, Caramella D, editors. Produrre ed elaborare immagini diagnostiche. Milano: Springer; 2008. p. 51–8.

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. O`Callaghan J. “Oscars Of Science” Awarded At Star-Studded Awards Ceremony [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. Meeting the Aging Aircraft Challenge: Status and Opportunities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Sep. Report No.: T-RCED-89-67.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Toothaker RD. A phenomenological study of millennial students and traditional pedagogies [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2014.

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. Pilon M. Picking Up Tennis Balls, and Attention. New York Times. 2012 Sep 6;B15.

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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