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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Muller NZ. Economics. Boosting GDP growth by accounting for the environment. Science. 2014 Aug 22;345(6199):873–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Martin CR, Siwy ZS. Chemistry. Learning nature’s way: biosensing with synthetic nanopores. Science. 2007 Jul 20;317(5836):331–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Xu K, Zhong G, Zhuang X. Actin, spectrin, and associated proteins form a periodic cytoskeletal structure in axons. Science. 2013 Jan 25;339(6118):452–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Snippert HJ, Haegebarth A, Kasper M, Jaks V, van Es JH, Barker N, et al. Lgr6 marks stem cells in the hair follicle that generate all cell lineages of the skin. Science. 2010 Mar 12;327(5971):1385–9.

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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Russell C. Trustee Investment Strategy for Endowments and Foundations. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1.
Trautschold M. BlackBerry Curve Made Simple: For the BlackBerry Curve 8520, 8530 and 8500 Series. Mazo G, Anglin S, Markham J, Andres C, Beckner M, Buckingham E, et al., editors. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2010. 600 p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Chiu M-H. International Response for Part I: Bridging the Gaps Between Policy and Practice on Equity for Science Education Reforms. In: Bianchini JA, Akerson VL, Barton AC, Lee O, Rodriguez AJ, editors. Moving the Equity Agenda Forward: Equity Research, Practice, and Policy in Science Education. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. p. 53–61. (Cultural Studies of Science Education).

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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Fang J. Boulder Leaves Dotted Line Trail On Mars [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/boulder-leaves-dotted-line-trail-mars/

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. GAO Research Guide: Computers and Information Technology Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Sep. Report No.: 145121.

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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Sampson R. The effects of foster care on children: A comparison of 18th century through modern day foster care practices [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1.
Kelly M. Insult My Mom, Please. New York Times. 1992 Oct 28;A16.

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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