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. Grinnell F. It is time to update US biomedical funding. Nature. 2013;501:137.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Birney E, Soranzo N. Human genomics: The end of the start for population sequencing. Nature. 2015;526:52–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Jop P, Forterre Y, Pouliquen O. A constitutive law for dense granular flows. Nature. 2006;441:727–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Liu B-H, Wißmann S, Hu X-M, Zhang C, Huang Y-F, Li C-F, et al. Locality and universality of quantum memory effects. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6327.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Sandén BI. Design of Multithreaded Software. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Gallucci M. Radiographic Atlas of Skull and Brain Anatomy. Capoccia S, Catalucci A, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Brinkworth JF, Sterner KN. Toll-Like Receptor Function and Evolution in Primates. In: Brinkworth JF, Pechenkina K, editors. Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 91–116.

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. Flowers Are Now Being Grown On The ISS [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/flowers-are-now-being-grown-iss/

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. The Summer Feeding Program: How to Feed the Children and Stop Program Abuses. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Apr. Report No.: CED-77-59.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Curtis KJ. Mozambican national anthems: Memory, performance, and nation-building [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. Cooper M, Walsh MW. Leading Way, 2 Cities Pass Pension Cuts. New York Times. 2012 Jun 7;A1.

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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