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
Weisel JW. Biophysics. Enigmas of blood clot elasticity. Science. 2008 Apr 25;320(5875):456–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zuber MT, Garrick-Bethell I. Planetary science. What do we need to know to land on the Moon again? Science. 2005 Nov 11;310(5750):983–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Petsch ST, Eglington TI, Edwards KJ. 14C-dead living biomass: evidence for microbial assimilation of ancient organic carbon during shale weathering. Science. 2001 May 11;292(5519):1127–31.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Gajiwala KS, Chen H, Cornille F, Roques BP, Reith W, Mach B, et al. Structure of the winged-helix protein hRFX1 reveals a new mode of DNA binding. Nature. 2000 Feb 24;403(6772):916–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Coombs WT, Holladay SJ. Managing Corporate Social Responsibility. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
Ghatak KP. Photoemission from Optoelectronic Materials and their Nanostructures. Bhattacharya S, De D, editors. New York, NY: Springer; 2009. XIX, 329 p. 209 illus. (Nanostructure Science and Technology).
A chapter in an edited book
Wright S, Bakmand-Mikalski D, Rais RB, Bishop D, Eddinger M, Farnhill B, et al. Automating Document Assembly. In: Bakmand-Mikalski D, Rais RB, Bishop D, Eddinger M, Farnhill B, Hild E, et al., editors. Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2011. p. 73–109.

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 D. Why Men And Women Can’t Agree On The Perfect Temperature [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [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. Technology: America’s Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 Apr. Report No.: T-HEHS-95-127.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Canetta SE. Type III Neuregulin1 Signaling in Peripheral Sensory Neurons Affects Thermal Pain Sensation and Hyperalgesia [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia University; 2010.

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
Vecsey G. Waiting To Discover If Water Still Flows. New York Times. 2010 Jan 14;B17.

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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