How to format your references using the Current Gastroenterology Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Gastroenterology Reports. 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
1. El-Awady N. Science journalism: The Arab boom. Nature. 2009;459:1057.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Gurnett DA, Kurth WS. Electron plasma oscillations upstream of the solar wind termination shock. Science. 2005;309:2025–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Deller AT, Bailes M, Tingay SJ. Implications of a VLBI distance to the double pulsar J0737-3039A/B. Science. 2009;323:1327–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wu Y, Dong Q, Liu L, Han P, Wei Q. The impact of tumor location and multifocality on prognosis for patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a meta-analysis. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6361.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Schwartz D. The Future of Finance. 2 Clementi Loop, #02-01, Singapore 129809: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Stoffel M, Bollschweiler M, Butler DR, Luckman BH, editors. Tree Rings and Natural Hazards: A State-of-Art. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Lomet D. Transactions: From Local Atomicity to Atomicity in the Cloud. In: Jones CB, Lloyd JL, editors. Dependable and Historic Computing: Essays Dedicated to Brian Randell on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 38–52.

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 Gastroenterology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. A Man Was Cured Of HIV In 2008, And Hardly Anyone Knows About It [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/man-was-cured-hiv-2008-and-hardly-anyone-knows-about-it/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: Social Security Administration’s Data Exchanges Support Current Programs, but Better Planning Is Needed to Meet Future Demands. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Sep. Report No.: GAO-09-966.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dunn DN. Non-Athlete Students’ Attitudes toward Student-Athletes: A Social Identity Approach [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 2015.

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. Vecsey G. Back Home, Still Taking on the World. New York Times. 2013 Aug 13;B8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 Gastroenterology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Gastroenterol. Rep.
ISSN (print)1522-8037
ISSN (online)1534-312X
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Gastroenterology

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