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. Bowerman B. Cell biology. Oxidative stress and cancer: a beta-catenin convergence. Science. 2005;308:1119–20.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Camacho J, Arenas A. Food-web topology: universal scaling in food-web structure? Nature. 2005;435:E3-4; discussion E4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Jouvenet N, Bieniasz PD, Simon SM. Imaging the biogenesis of individual HIV-1 virions in live cells. Nature. 2008;454:236–40.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hiller S, Garces RG, Malia TJ, Orekhov VY, Colombini M, Wagner G. Solution structure of the integral human membrane protein VDAC-1 in detergent micelles. Science. 2008;321:1206–10.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Valizadeh P. Field Effect Transistors, A Comprehensive Overview. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
1. Allen S. Beginning Relational Data Modeling. Second Edition. Terry E, editor. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Mahon JE. Abortion and the Right to Not Be Pregnant. In: Fives A, Breen K, editors. Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflection in the Public Sphere. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016. p. 57–77.

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. Ancient Grass Preserved in Impact Glass [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/ancient-grass-preserved-impact-glass/

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. Federal Vehicle Collisions and Aftermarket Collision Avoidance Technologies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Apr. Report No.: GAO-14-408R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Johnson C. Directed blogging with community college ESL students: Its effects on awareness of language acquisition processes [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. Williams J. Feeling Blah? There’s a Book About That. New York Times. 2017 Jan 8;C2.

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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