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
Bard E. Climate change. Out of the African Humid Period. Science. 2013 Nov 15;342(6160):808–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Steinberger B, Torsvik TH. Absolute plate motions and true polar wander in the absence of hotspot tracks. Nature. 2008 Apr 3;452(7187):620–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Xu X, Zhou Z, Prum RO. Branched integumental structures in Sinornithosaurus and the origin of feathers. Nature. 2001 Mar 8;410(6825):200–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Guedes-Martins L, Cunha A, Saraiva J, Gaio R, Macedo F, Almeida H. Internal iliac and uterine arteries Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of normotensive and chronic hypertensive pregnant women. Sci Rep. 2014 Jan 21;4:3785.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kowalick TM. Fatal Exit. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
Gavrilova ML, Tan CJK, Moreno ED, editors. Transactions on Computational Science IV: Special Issue on Security in Computing. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. XVIII, 263 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 5430).
A chapter in an edited book
Jurkovic I. Neoproterozoic and Early Palaeozoic metallogenies in the Dinarides, South Tisia, Pelagonides and Serbo-Macedonian Mass. In: Mao J, Bierlein FP, editors. Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing, China, 18–21 August 2005. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005. p. 19–22.

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. A Glass Of Wine A Day May Help Keep The Heart Disease Away - But Only For 15% Of Us [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. GSA’s Administration of the Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) Interim Upgrade Acquisition Policy. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978 Dec. Report No.: FGMSD-79-10.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Muniyappa VK. Performance analysis of IPv4 versus IPv6 in a simple campus network [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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
Sorkin AR, de la MERCED MJ, Thomas K. As Amazon Looms, CVS Eyes Aetna For Big Buy. New York Times. 2017 Oct 27;B1.

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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