How to format your references using the Current Climate Change Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Climate Change 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. Ricci L. History of science: Dante’s insight into galilean invariance. Nature. 2005;434:717.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Yu H, Li B. Wavelength-converted wave-guiding in dye-doped polymer nanofibers. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1674.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Brown MS, Ye J, Goldstein JL. Medicine. HDL miR-ed down by SREBP introns. Science. 2010;328:1495–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rodríguez J, Tintoré J, Allen JT, Blanco JM, Gomis D, Reul A, et al. Mesoscale vertical motion and the size structure of phytoplankton in the ocean. Nature. 2001;410:360–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Groves E. The Constant Contact Guide to Email Marketing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Foster C. Altruism, Welfare and the Law. Herring J, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chen C-W, Chan L-W, Tsai Y-P, Hung Y-P. Augmented Stereo Panoramas. In: Narayanan PJ, Nayar SK, Shum H-Y, editors. Computer Vision – ACCV 2006: 7th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Hyderabad, India, January 13-16, 2006 Proceedings, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. p. 41–9.

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 Climate Change Reports.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Top Predators Limit Their Own Numbers [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/top-predators-limit-their-own-numbers/

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. Special Education: Additional Federal Actions Could Help Address Unique Challenges of Educating Children in Nursing Homes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Jul. Report No.: GAO-14-585.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bain Butler D. How L2 legal writers use strategies for scholarly writing: A mixed methods study [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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. (nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Foreign Interference Condemned. New York Times. 2005 Jul 21;A6.

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 Climate Change Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Clim. Change Rep.
ISSN (online)2198-6061
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