How to format your references using the Current Atherosclerosis Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Atherosclerosis 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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. Bayry J. Journal club. An immunologist applauds a protein that prunes intolerant white blood cells. Nature. 2008;456:285.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Selosse M-A, Rousset F. Evolution. The plant-fungal marketplace. Science. 2011;333:828–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Post DM, Pace ML, Hairston NG Jr. Ecosystem size determines food-chain length in lakes. Nature. 2000;405:1047–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Saleska SR, Didan K, Huete AR, da Rocha HR. Amazon forests green-up during 2005 drought. Science. 2007;318:612.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kenett RS, Zacks S, Amberti D. Modern Industrial Statistics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Tandon R, editor. Algebra and Number Theory: Proceedings of the Silver Jubilee Conference University of Hyderabad. Gurgaon: Hindustan Book Agency; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Zhang B, Yue F, Liu Y, Fu P. A Quantitative Method for Determining the Primary Air Ratio in Coal-Fired Power Plant. In: Yue G, Li S, editors. Clean Coal Technology and Sustainable Development: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Coal Combustion. Singapore: Springer; 2016. p. 39–43.

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 Atherosclerosis Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. New Implant “Mops Up” Wandering Cancer Cells. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.


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. NASA Aeronautics: Efforts to Preserve U.S. Leadership in the Aeronautics Industry Are Limited. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992 Mar. Report No.: T-NSIAD-92-14.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Chamoun A. Molecular characterization of a subset of KRAB-ZFPs [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic University; 2010.

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. Wines M. Anger Follows an Accusation of Voter Fraud. New York Times. 2017 Sep 10;A16.

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 Atherosclerosis Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Atheroscler. Rep.
ISSN (print)1523-3804
ISSN (online)1534-6242
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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