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. Check E. Stem cells: the hard copy. Nature. 2007;446:485–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bartel B, Matsuda SPT. Plant biology. Seeing red. Science. 2003;299:352–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Rupar PA, Staroverov VN, Baines KM. A cryptand-encapsulated germanium(II) dication. Science. 2008;322:1360–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Aten JA, Stap J, Krawczyk PM, van Oven CH, Hoebe RA, Essers J, et al. Dynamics of DNA double-strand breaks revealed by clustering of damaged chromosome domains. Science. 2004;303:92–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Industrial Hygiene Association. Continuous Monitoring for Hazardous Material Releases. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Plaja L, Torres R, Zaïr A, editors. Attosecond Physics: Attosecond Measurements and Control of Physical Systems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Gaertner SL, Dovidio JF. Addressing Contemporary Racism: The Common Ingroup Identity Model. In: Willis-Esqueda C, editor. Motivational Aspects of Prejudice and Racism. New York, NY: Springer; 2008. p. 111–33.

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. Andrews R. Australia Suffered From A Mass Extinction Event 35 Million Years Ago [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. Defaulted Student Loans: Analysis of Defaulted Borrowers at Schools Accredited by Seven Agencies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Sep. Report No.: HRD-90-178FS.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Creason PJ. The assessment of student learning outcomes at a California community college: Insight from faculty in a single department [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2015.

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. Latimer M. How to Get Trump to Withdraw. New York Times. 2016 Aug 8;A23.

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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