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. Norrby SR. Alert to a European epidemic. Nature. 2004;431:507–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Losick R, Sonenshein AL. Molecular biology. Turning gene regulation on its head. Science. 2001;293:2018–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Good SP, Noone D, Bowen G. WATER RESOURCES. Hydrologic connectivity constrains partitioning of global terrestrial water fluxes. Science. 2015;349:175–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Vander Heiden MG, Locasale JW, Swanson KD, Sharfi H, Heffron GJ, Amador-Noguez D, et al. Evidence for an alternative glycolytic pathway in rapidly proliferating cells. Science. 2010;329:1492–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Hogan K. The Secret Language of Business. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
1. Jadvar H. Clinical PET and PET/CT. Parker JA, editor. London: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Gonzalez RS, Washington K. Lobular Changes. In: Washington K, editor. Non-Neoplastic Liver Pathology: A Pathologist’s Survival Guide. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 27–36.

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. Evans K. 12 “Healthy Habits” You’re Better Off Giving Up [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/12-healthy-habits-youre-better-off-giving-up/

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. Vocational Education: Status in 2-Year Colleges in 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Aug. Report No.: HRD-93-89.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Nguyen DN. Career decision process of first generation Vietnamese American college students [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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. Grynbaum MM. The Battle of ‘Morning Joe’: A Presidential Feud. New York Times. 2017 Jun 30;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 Dermatology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Dermatol. Rep.
ISSN (online)2162-4933
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