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. McGrew WC. Evolution. Chimpanzee technology. Science. 2010;328:579–80.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Jung H, Karato S. Water-induced fabric transitions in olivine. Science. 2001;293:1460–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Thürmer K, Hwang RQ, Bartelt NC. Surface self-organization caused by dislocation networks. Science. 2006;311:1272–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Komura Y, Tamura R, Uwano T, Nishijo H, Kaga K, Ono T. Retrospective and prospective coding for predicted reward in the sensory thalamus. Nature. 2001;412:546–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1992.
An edited book
1. Lindsay SJ, editor. Light Metals 2011. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Halt GB, Fesnak R, Donch JC, Stiles AR. Domain Names. In: Donch JC Jr, Stiles AR, Fesnak R, editors. Intellectual Property in Consumer Electronics, Software and Technology Startups. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. p. 61–6.

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. Scientists Develop A Way To Visualise The Brain In Real-Time. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. Costs and Uses of Remote Sensing Satellites. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1983 Mar. Report No.: RCED-83-111.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Laffier J. A qualitative evaluation of the role of artistic expression in psychological empowerment of bullying victims [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral 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. Gustines GG. Murphy Anderson, 89, Longtime DC Comics Artist. New York Times. 2015 Oct 30;B10.

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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