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
Mundy D. Recruiters and academia. Lessons learned from a denied grant. Zen and the art of grant application. Nature. 2005 May 19;435(7040):382.
A journal article with 2 authors
Melosh HJ, Collins GS. Planetary science: Meteor Crater formed by low-velocity impact. Nature. 2005 Mar 10;434(7030):157.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang S, Hashimoto N, Ohnuki S. Hydrogen-induced change in core structures of {110}[111] edge and {110}[111] screw dislocations in iron. Sci Rep. 2013 Sep 26;3:2760.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ko YN, Park SB, Choi SH, Kang YC. One-pot synthesis of manganese oxide-carbon composite microspheres with three dimensional channels for Li-ion batteries. Sci Rep. 2014 Aug 29;4:5751.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lacalle D, Parrilla D. The Energy World is Flat. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
Chen J. Data Dissemination and Query in Mobile Social Networks. Fan J, Sun Y, editors. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2012. VI, 86p. 22 illus. (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science).
A chapter in an edited book
Hoffstein J, Pipher J, Silverman JH. Digital Signatures. In: Pipher J, Silverman JH, editors. An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. p. 193–205. (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics).

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. How Do Animals See In The Dark? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [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. Management Agenda for the Presidential and Congressional Transition: Strengthen Cybersecurity Over Sensitive Data and Protect Critical Infrastructure. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016 Nov. Report No.: D15087.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Delaney RM. A qualitative descriptive case study explaining professional development in community corrections [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2014.

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. Double Dose on Opening Day Warms the Soul. New York Times. 2013 Apr 3;B14.

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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