How to format your references using the Current Dermatology Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Dermatology 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. Zheng JQ. Turning of nerve growth cones induced by localized increases in intracellular calcium ions. Nature. 2000;403:89–93.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Chen J, Kriegstein AR. A GABAergic projection from the zona incerta to cortex promotes cortical neuron development. Science. 2015;350:554–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Wheeler Q, Assis L, Rieppel O. Phylogenetics: Heed the father of cladistics. Nature. 2013;496:295–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Xiao BB, Zhu YF, Lang XY, Wen Z, Jiang Q. Al13@Pt42 core-shell cluster for oxygen reduction reaction. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5205.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Cerroni L, Gatter K, Kerl H. Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2009.
An edited book
1. Broch-Due V, Bertelsen BE, editors. Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Li Q, Wu Q, Gao F. A Cognitive Model for Understanding Chinese Character. In: Guo Y, Friston K, Aldo F, Hill S, Peng H, editors. Brain Informatics and Health: 8th International Conference, BIH 2015, London, UK, August 30 - September 2, 2015 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 43–53.

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 Dermatology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Tool Use in Dolphins has Shaped Their Genetic Make Up [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/tool-use-dolphins-has-shaped-their-genetic-make/

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. Transportation Security: Post-September 11th Initiatives and Long-Term Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003 Apr. Report No.: GAO-03-616T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Manley Lima MC. Commuter Students’ Social Integration: The Relationship Between Involvement in Extracurricular Activities and Sense of Belonging [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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. Ember S. Four From BuzzFeed’s Politics Team Defect to CNN. New York Times. 2016 Oct 4;B2.

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 Dermatology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Dermatol. Rep.
ISSN (online)2162-4933
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