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
Putterman L. Behavior. Cooperation and punishment. Science. 2010 Apr 30;328(5978):578–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Calzolari A, Nardelli MB. Dielectric properties and Raman spectra of ZnO from a first principles finite-differences/finite-fields approach. Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 21;3:2999.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ma J, Wollmann R, Lindquist S. Neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration when PrP accumulates in the cytosol. Science. 2002 Nov 29;298(5599):1781–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Price GD, Twitchett RJ, Wheeley JR, Buono G. Isotopic evidence for long term warmth in the Mesozoic. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1438.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Voldman SH. ESD. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Peris-Ortiz M, Gómez JA, Vélez-Torres F, Rueda-Armengot C, editors. Education Tools for Entrepreneurship: Creating an Action-Learning Environment through Educational Learning Tools. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. VIII, 247 p. 52 illus., 21 illus. in color. (Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management).
A chapter in an edited book
Villani M, Serra R. Attractors Perturbations in Biological Modelling: Avalanches and Cellular Differentiation. In: Cagnoni S, Mirolli M, Villani M, editors. Evolution, Complexity and Artificial Life. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. p. 59–76.

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
Andrews R. Carbon Nanotubes Can Act As “Bridges” Between Living Neurons [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. Science And Technology: Air Force’s Planning Process Meets Statutory Requirement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 Feb. Report No.: GAO-02-273.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sidwell MD. Indirect measures as predictors of social skills observed through means of direct observation [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State 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
Vecsey G. Memories Translate Well for Lendl. New York Times. 2010 Sep 6;D3.

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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