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. Meisterernst M. Transcription. Mediator meets morpheus. Science. 2002;295:984–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Kaminski D, Geisler C. Survival analysis of faculty retention in science and engineering by gender. Science. 2012;335:864–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Poon VY, Klassen MP, Shen K. UNC-6/netrin and its receptor UNC-5 locally exclude presynaptic components from dendrites. Nature. 2008;455:669–73.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Szenker-Ravi E, Altunoglu U, Leushacke M, Bosso-Lefèvre C, Khatoo M, Thi Tran H, et al. RSPO2 inhibition of RNF43 and ZNRF3 governs limb development independently of LGR4/5/6. Nature. 2018;557:564–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Voldman SH. ESD. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Vielhauer C, Dittmann J, Drygajlo A, Juul NC, Fairhurst MC, editors. Biometrics and ID Management: COST 2101 European Workshop, BioID 2011, Brandenburg (Havel), Germany, March 8-10, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hosking RJ, Dewar RL. Waves in Fluids. In: Dewar RL, editor. Fundamental Fluid Mechanics and Magnetohydrodynamics. Singapore: Springer; 2016. p. 113–55.

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. Luntz S. Australia’s 'Stonehenge” Could Be The World’s Oldest Observatory [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/australias-stonehenge-could-be-the-worlds-oldest-observatory/

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. ADP Acquisition: Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Feb. Report No.: IMTEC-89-21FS.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Robinson AC. A Geophysical and Geological Characterization of the Bonanza 3D Survey, Claiborne Group, Saint Landry and Evangeline Parishes, Louisiana [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 2017.

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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