How to format your references using the Current Environmental Health Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Environmental Health 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. Lingham-Soliar T. Comment on “A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales.” Science. 2014;346:434.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Salazar-Ciudad I, Jernvall J. A computational model of teeth and the developmental origins of morphological variation. Nature. 2010;464:583–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Royle SJ, Bright NA, Lagnado L. Clathrin is required for the function of the mitotic spindle. Nature. 2005;434:1152–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rosenberg NA, Pritchard JK, Weber JL, Cann HM, Kidd KK, Zhivotovsky LA, et al. Genetic structure of human populations. Science. 2002;298:2381–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Fell GJ. Decoding the IT Value Problem. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Casas F, Martínez V, editors. Advances in Differential Equations and Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hentschel C, Stober S, Nürnberger A, Detyniecki M. Automatic Image Annotation Using a Visual Dictionary Based on Reliable Image Segmentation. In: Boujemaa N, Detyniecki M, Nürnberger A, editors. Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval: Retrieval, User, and Semantics: 5th International Workshop, AMR 2007, Paris, France, July 5-6, 2007 Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 45–56.

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 Environmental Health Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. New Hope for a Dengue Fever Vaccine [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-hope-dengue-fever-vaccine/

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. Space Acquisitions: DOD’s Goals for Resolving Space Based Infrared System Software Problems Are Ambitious. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008 Sep. Report No.: GAO-08-1073.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ray SJ. Departmentalized Classroom Environments Versus Traditional Classroom Environments in Second Through Fourth Grades: A Quantitative Analysis [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 2017.

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. Poniewozik J. The Rise of Surreality TV. New York Times. 2017 Mar 28;C1.

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 Environmental Health Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Environ. Health Rep.
ISSN (online)2196-5412
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