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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Geriatrics 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. Murray TH. Genetics. Stirring the simmering “designer baby” pot. Science. 2014;343:1208–10.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sigala N, Logothetis NK. Visual categorization shapes feature selectivity in the primate temporal cortex. Nature. 2002;415:318–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bick AG, Calvo SE, Mootha VK. Evolutionary diversity of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter. Science. 2012;336:886.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Turney CSM, Kershaw AP, Clemens SC, Branch N, Moss PT, Fifield LK. Millennial and orbital variations of El Niño/Southern Oscillation and high-latitude climate in the last glacial period. Nature. 2004;428:306–10.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Chaudhry A, Coetsee D, Bakker E, Varughese S, McIlwaine S, Fuller C, et al. 2015 Interpretation and Application of International Financial Reporting Standards. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. Heyden A, Kahl F, Olsson C, Oskarsson M, Tai X-C, editors. Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition: 9th International Conference, EMMCVPR 2013, Lund, Sweden, August 19-21, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Kim JH. Innovation & Technology in Korea an International Perspective. In: Mahlich J, Pascha W, editors. Korean Science and Technology in an International Perspective. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD; 2012. p. 65–96.

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 Geriatrics Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Timelapse Of Tarantula Molting Looks Like Alien Birth [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/tarantula-molting-looks-alien-birth/

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. Commuter Rail Service in Wisconsin and Illinois. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996 Dec. Report No.: RCED-97-29R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bigelow RW. Perception of Online Legal Education among Recently Retired Law School Faculty [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella 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. Barron J. Juliana Koo, 111; Wrote Life Story at 104. New York Times. 2017 Jun 8;B15.

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 Geriatrics Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Geriatr. Rep.
ISSN (online)2196-7865
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