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
Tesmer JJG. Pharmacology. Hitting the hot spots of cell signaling cascades. Science. 2006 Apr 21;312(5772):377–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bastow R, Dean C. Plant sciences. Deciding when to flower. Science. 2003 Dec 5;302(5651):1695–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bloss TA, Witze ES, Rothman JH. Suppression of CED-3-independent apoptosis by mitochondrial betaNAC in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature. 2003 Aug 28;424(6952):1066–71.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Huang MH, Mao S, Feick H, Yan H, Wu Y, Kind H, et al. Room-temperature ultraviolet nanowire nanolasers. Science. 2001 Jun 8;292(5523):1897–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morsali A, Hashemi L. Main Group Metal Coordination Polymers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
Rau PLP, editor. Cross-Cultural Design: 6th International Conference, CCD 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014. Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. XXVI, 811 p. 279 illus. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 8528).
A chapter in an edited book
Neri E, Mazziotti S. Altre applicazioni della TC Dentascan. In: Mazziotti S, editor. Il Dentascan. Milano: Springer; 2012. p. 33–43. (Regge D, editor. Springer ABC).

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
Andrew E. Microorganisms From Earth Could Survive On Mars [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
Government Accountability Office. Highway Safety: Foresight Issues Challenge DOT’s Efforts to Assess and Respond to New Technology-Based Trends. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008 Oct. Report No.: GAO-09-56.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Serrano M. Bilingual Sentiment Analysis of Spanglish Tweets [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic 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
Detrick B. Glamour and Virtue at Fashion Week Parties. New York Times. 2017 Sep 14;D12.

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
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Sensory Systems

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