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. Sarewitz D. Blue-sky bias should be brought down to Earth. Nature. 2012;481:7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hughes AL, Gottschling DE. An early age increase in vacuolar pH limits mitochondrial function and lifespan in yeast. Nature. 2012;492:261–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Galloway KE, Franco E, Smolke CD. Dynamically reshaping signaling networks to program cell fate via genetic controllers. Science. 2013;341:1235005.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhao Z, Zhang Y, Chen S, Quan X, Yu Q. Bioelectrochemical enhancement of anaerobic methanogenesis for high organic load rate wastewater treatment in a up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6658.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Engle CR, Quagrainie KK, Dey MM. Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing Handbook. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Ferrando JC, López-Pellicer M, editors. Descriptive Topology and Functional Analysis: In Honour of Jerzy Kakol’s 60th Birthday. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Różewski P, Bednarz J. Multimodal Perspective on Ontologies Combining Problem in Production Management Systems. In: Omatu S, Bersini H, Corchado JM, Rodríguez S, Pawlewski P, Bucciarelli E, editors. Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 11th International Conference. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 39–46.

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 E. Cold Light: Astronomers Go To The Ends Of The Earth To See Cosmic Carbon [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/cold-light-astronomers-go-ends-earth-see-cosmic-carbon/

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. Financial Markets: Preliminary Observations on the October 1987 Crash. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Jan. Report No.: GGD-88-38.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Pelayo AM. A case study on the development of team -based leadership structure in the hospital industry [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2008.

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. Feeney K. No Frills, Just Sweet Treats. New York Times. 2011 Feb 6;NJ9.

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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