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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Cardiology 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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. Hoag H. Molecular biology: Marked progress. Nature. 2015;527:S114-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. McLean PF, Cooley L. Protein equilibration through somatic ring canals in Drosophila. Science. 2013;340:1445–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Messer H, Zinevich A, Alpert P. Environmental monitoring by wireless communication networks. Science. 2006;312:713.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rad R, Rad L, Wang W, Cadinanos J, Vassiliou G, Rice S, et al. PiggyBac transposon mutagenesis: a tool for cancer gene discovery in mice. Science. 2010;330:1104–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Goodhew S. Sustainable Construction Processes. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Heiss WD, editor. Quantum Dots: a Doorway to Nanoscale Physics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Costa R, Gomes D. Centrifugation – Separating Cream from Milkcentrifugation - Separating Cream from Milk. In: Vieira M, Ho P, editors. Experiments in Unit Operations and Processing of Foods. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2008. p. 35–9.

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 Cardiology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. 15 Healthy Eating Habits That Work, According To Science [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/15-healthy-eating-habits-that-work-according-to-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. Truck Safety: Need to Better Ensure Correction of Serious Inspection Violations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Sep. Report No.: RCED-90-202.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Stone B. Efficacy of Collaborative Consulting Training Module [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 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. Quain JR. Cars Will Talk to One Another. Exactly How Is Less Certain. New York Times. 2017 Mar 9;B4.

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 Cardiology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Cardiol. Rep.
ISSN (print)1523-3782
ISSN (online)1534-3170
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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