How to format your references using the Current Eye Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Eye Research. 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
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Ozbay E. Plasmonics: merging photonics and electronics at nanoscale dimensions. Science. 2006 Jan 13;311(5758):189–93.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Parisien M, Major F. The MC-Fold and MC-Sym pipeline infers RNA structure from sequence data. Nature. 2008 Mar 6;452(7183):51–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Barsh GS, Farooqi IS, O’Rahilly S. Genetics of body-weight regulation. Nature. 2000 Apr 6;404(6778):644–51.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hochella MF Jr, Lower SK, Maurice PA, Penn RL, Sahai N, Sparks DL, et al. Nanominerals, mineral nanoparticles, and Earth systems. Science. 2008 Mar 21;319(5870):1631–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Graham L. Internal Control Audit and Compliance. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
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Xia Y, editor. Neural Functions of the Delta-Opioid Receptor. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. XV, 685 p. 61 illus., 23 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
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Sun C, Deng Y, Tang B, Zhong S. Urban Traffic Operation Pattern and Spatiotemporal Mode Based on Big Data (Taking Beijing Urban Area as an Example). In: Bian F, Xie Y, editors. Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem: Third International Conference, GRMSE 2015, Wuhan, China, October 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016. p. 32–47. (Communications in Computer and Information Science).

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 Eye Research.

Blog post
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Andrews R. Enormous Japanese Sinkhole Fixed In Just One Week. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Joint Planning and Development Office: Progress and Key Issues in Planning the Transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Mar. Report No.: GAO-07-693T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Compagna-Doll VA. Unearthing the Third: The Crone in Depth Psychotherapy [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 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
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Saslow L. New Life Is Sought for ‘American Venice.’ New York Times. 2007 Feb 25;LI2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Eye Research
AbbreviationCurr. Eye Res.
ISSN (print)0271-3683
ISSN (online)1460-2202
ScopeOphthalmology
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Sensory Systems

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