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. Wicherts JM. Psychology must learn a lesson from fraud case. Nature. 2011;480:7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Luo M-X, Wang X. Parallel photonic quantum computation assisted by quantum dots in one-side optical microcavities. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5732.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Isakov SV, Melko RG, Hastings MB. Universal signatures of fractionalized quantum critical points. Science. 2012;335:193–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Mekhail K, Seebacher J, Gygi SP, Moazed D. Role for perinuclear chromosome tethering in maintenance of genome stability. Nature. 2008;456:667–70.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Sun B. Multiphase Flow in Oil and Gas Well Drilling. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Wyrzykowski R, Dongarra J, Karczewski K, Wasniewski J, editors. Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics: 8th International Conference, PPAM 2009, Wroclaw, Poland, September 13-16, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Guz E. Learner Perception of Academic Register at the Undergraduate Level. In: Chodkiewicz H, Steinbrich P, Krzemińska-Adamek M, editors. Working with Text and Around Text in Foreign Language Environments. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 75–87.

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. Andrew E. Explore the Tunnels Under London With This Awesome Drone Footage [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/watch-flight-drone-through-these-new-underground-tunnels/

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. Implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Mar. Report No.: T-HRD-89-8.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Simmons-Johnson N. The path to graduation: A model interactive Web site design supporting doctoral students [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2012.

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. Wagner J. For a Weekend, ‘Lil D’ on a Jersey and Sinatra on Cleats. New York Times. 2017 Aug 25;D1.

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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