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. Tso TC. Agriculture of the future. Nature. 2004;428:215–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Paerl HW, Huisman J. Climate. Blooms like it hot. Science. 2008;320:57–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Silva-Santos B, Pennington DJ, Hayday AC. Lymphotoxin-mediated regulation of gammadelta cell differentiation by alphabeta T cell progenitors. Science. 2005;307:925–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Tajkhorshid E, Nollert P, Jensen MØ, Miercke LJW, O’Connell J, Stroud RM, et al. Control of the selectivity of the aquaporin water channel family by global orientational tuning. Science. 2002;296:525–30.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Donham KJ, Thelin A. Agricultural Medicine. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
1. Kryszkiewicz M, Peters JF, Rybinski H, Skowron A, editors. Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems Paradigms: International Conference, RSEISP 2007, Warsaw, Poland, June 28-30, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. De Masellis R, Ghidini C, Ranise S. A Declarative Framework for Specifying and Enforcing Purpose-Aware Policies. In: Foresti S, editor. Security and Trust Management: 11th International Workshop, STM 2015, Vienna, Austria, September 21-22, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 55–71.

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. O`Callaghan J. Life “Not As We Know It” Could Exist On Mars, Titan And Other Worlds [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/life-not-we-know-it-could-exist-mars-titan-and-other-worlds/

Reports

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. Better Use of Information Technology Can Reduce the Burden of Federal Paperwork. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1983 Apr. Report No.: GGD-83-39.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Honnold JL. Toward a Working Theory of Neurorhetorics [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 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. Poniewozik J. In Battle of Candidates, Lauer Is the Loser. New York Times. 2016 Sep 9;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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