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. Tippmann S. Programming tools: Adventures with R. Nature. 2015;517:109–10.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Anderson MC, Green C. Suppressing unwanted memories by executive control. Nature. 2001;410:366–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Srianand R, Petitjean P, Ledoux C. The cosmic microwave background radiation temperature at a redshift of 2.34. Nature. 2000;408:931–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Fong DD, Stephenson GB, Streiffer SK, Eastman JA, Auciello O, Fuoss PH, et al. Ferroelectricity in ultrathin perovskite films. Science. 2004;304:1650–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Exposito E. Advanced Transport Protocols. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Leitner G, Hitz M, Holzinger A, editors. HCI in Work and Learning, Life and Leisure: 6th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering, USAB 2010, Klagenfurt, Austria, November 4-5, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Akkermans B. Property Law. In: Hage J, Akkermans B, editors. Introduction to Law. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 71–99.

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. Hale T. The Helmeted Hornbill Is The Latest “Trend” In The Illegal Wildlife Trade [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [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. Space Transportation: The Content and Uses of Shuttle Cost Estimates. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Jan. Report No.: NSIAD-93-115.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Beck K. Comparing high school physics standards: What is included and what is not [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2011.

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. Williams J. Beguiling Tales Of Women And Change. New York Times. 2017 Aug 2;C6.

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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