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. Jimenez-Sanchez G. Developing a platform for genomic medicine in Mexico. Science. 2003;300:295–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bright AT, Winzeler EA. Epidemiology: resistance mapping in malaria. Nature. 2013;498:446–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Misura KM, Scheller RH, Weis WI. Three-dimensional structure of the neuronal-Sec1-syntaxin 1a complex. Nature. 2000;404:355–62.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Li C, Fu L, Ouyang J, Yang H. Enhanced performance and interfacial investigation of mineral-based composite phase change materials for thermal energy storage. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1908.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Sagolla D. 140 Characters. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Sampaolesi R. The Glaucomas: Volume I - Pediatric Glaucomas. Sampaolesi JR, Zárate J, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Nicol DM, Liljenstam M. Models and Analysis of Active Worm Defense. In: Gorodetsky V, Kotenko I, Skormin V, editors. Computer Network Security: Third International Workshop on Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Network Security, MMM-ACNS 2005, St Petersburg, Russia, September 24-28, 2005 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005. p. 38–53.

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. Our Star Trek-Style Skin-Healing Technology Could Be The End Of Chronic Wounds [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/our-star-trek-style-skin-healing-technology-could-be-end-chronic-wounds/

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. DHS Multi-Agency Operation Centers Would Benefit from Taking Further Steps to Enhance Collaboration and Coordination. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Apr. Report No.: GAO-07-686R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Jenkins D. Leadership Best Practices for Female Executives in the Information Technology Industry [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine 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
1. Brantley B. A Drink, and a Dissenting Opinion. New York Times. 2017 Mar 27;C1.

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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