How to format your references using the Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Cardiovascular Risk 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. Osborne IS. The attraction of magnetism. Science. 2001;294:1483.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Cooper KM, Kent AJR. Rapid remobilization of magmatic crystals kept in cold storage. Nature. 2014;506:480–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Glazier AM, Nadeau JH, Aitman TJ. Finding genes that underlie complex traits. Science. 2002;298:2345–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Buskila Y, Breen PP, Tapson J, van Schaik A, Barton M, Morley JW. Extending the viability of acute brain slices. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5309.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Malamed C. Visual Design Solutions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1. Hänsler E, Schmidt G, editors. Speech and Audio Processing in Adverse Environments. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Mazlan D, Abdul Awal ASM. Mechanical Properties of Cement Composites Incorporating Oil Palm Stem Fiber. In: Hassan R, Yusoff M, Ismail Z, Amin NM, Fadzil MA, editors. InCIEC 2013: Proceedings of the International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference 2013. Singapore: Springer; 2014. p. 51–60.

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 Cardiovascular Risk Reports.

Blog post
1. Hale T. This Massive Floating Robot Looks Awesomely Awkward [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/this-massive-floating-robot-looks-awesomely-awkward/

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. Depository Institutions: Contracting Practices With Data Processing Servicers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992 Feb. Report No.: GGD-92-19.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Mayo J. Rates and factors associated with child maltreatment recurrence for children from birth to 5 years of age in Ventura County [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2010.

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. Bray C, de la MERCED MJ. QVC and Home Shopping Network to Join Forces in $2.1 Billion Merger. New York Times. 2017 Jul 6;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 Cardiovascular Risk Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Cardiovasc. Risk Rep.
ISSN (print)1932-9520
ISSN (online)1932-9563
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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