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. Service RF. Battle to become the next-generation x-ray source. Science. 2002;298:1356–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Zegerman P, Diffley JFX. Phosphorylation of Sld2 and Sld3 by cyclin-dependent kinases promotes DNA replication in budding yeast. Nature. 2007;445:281–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Mills CE, Robins JM, Lipsitch M. Transmissibility of 1918 pandemic influenza. Nature. 2004;432:904–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kim W-Y, Fujiwara S, Suh S-S, Kim J, Kim Y, Han L, et al. ZEITLUPE is a circadian photoreceptor stabilized by GIGANTEA in blue light. Nature. 2007;449:356–60.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Gordon J. Training Camp. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Damiani E, Liu P, editors. Data and Applications Security XX: 20th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security, Sophia Antipolis, France, July 31-August 2, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Crawford K. Revealing Small-Scale Details. In: Gendler R, editor. Lessons from the Masters: Current Concepts in Astronomical Image Processing. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 73–95.

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 D. Why Girls Are Put Off Studying Computer Science [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/why-girls-are-put-off-studying-computer-science/

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. Airport Improvement Program: Planned Funding Under Letters of Intent. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Dec. Report No.: RCED-99-33R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Albers C. One Academic Year Study of Experiences of One Cohort of Graduates from a Midwestern University’s Teacher Education Program [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 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. Walsh MW. A.I.G.’s Chief Says Insurer Is Reducing Its Risks. New York Times. 2015 May 2;B3.

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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