How to format your references using the Current Colorectal Cancer Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Colorectal Cancer 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. Brumfiel G. US societies unite in plea for boost to research budgets. Nature. 2003;421:100.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Liu Y, Yan H. Chemistry. Designer curvature. Science. 2009;325:685–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Zhao J, Goldman AS, Hartwig JF. Oxidative addition of ammonia to form a stable monomeric amido hydride complex. Science. 2005;307:1080–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Moll J, Barzaghi P, Lin S, Bezakova G, Lochmüller H, Engvall E, et al. An agrin minigene rescues dystrophic symptoms in a mouse model for congenital muscular dystrophy. Nature. 2001;413:302–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Simiu E. Design of Buildings for Wind. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Zschocke J, Gibson KM, Brown G, Morava E, Peters V, editors. JIMD Reports, Volume 15. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Schwenn R. Solar Wind Sources and Their Variations over the Solar Cycle. In: Baker DN, Klecker B, Schwartz SJ, Schwenn R, Steiger RV, editors. Solar Dynamics and Its Effects on the Heliosphere and Earth. New York, NY: Springer; 2007. p. 51–76.

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 Colorectal Cancer Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Incoming Secretary Of Energy Rick Perry Has No Idea What The Job Actually Is [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/incoming-secretary-energy-rick-perry-no-idea-what-job-is/

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. Air Traffic Control: FAA Plans to Replace Its Host Computer System Because Future Availability Cannot Be Assured. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 May. Report No.: AIMD-98-138R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Cebada-Ricalde MC. Synthesis and characterization of PANI-coated VGCNFs and evaluation of its use for corrosion inhibition [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2014.

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. Gorman J. Bees Are Good at Grooming. It’s All in the Hair. New York Times. 2017 May 15;D3.

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 Colorectal Cancer Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Colorectal Cancer Rep.
ISSN (print)1556-3790
ISSN (online)1556-3804
ScopeGastroenterology
Hepatology
Oncology

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