How to format your references using the Current Medicine Research and Practice citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Medicine Research and Practice. 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
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Friedberg EC. DNA damage and repair. Nature. 2003;421(6921):436-440.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fulton JE, Delany ME. Genetics. Poultry genetic resources--operation rescue needed. Science. 2003;300(5626):1667-1668.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mennill DJ, Ratcliffe LM, Boag PT. Female eavesdropping on male song contests in songbirds. Science. 2002;296(5569):873.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Chavez FP, Ryan J, Lluch-Cota SE, Niquen C M. From anchovies to sardines and back: multidecadal change in the Pacific Ocean. Science. 2003;299(5604):217-221.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Sigee DC. Freshwater Microbiology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
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Lim TH, ed. Practical Textbook of Cardiac CT and MRI. Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Boland GM, Gershenwald JE. Principles of Melanoma Staging. In: Kaufman HL, Mehnert JM, eds. Melanoma. Cancer Treatment and Research. Springer International Publishing; 2016:131-148.

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 Medicine Research and Practice.

Blog post
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Luntz S. A New Sporting Competition – Which Balls Are Most Affected By The Magnus Effect? IFLScience. Published February 15, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/a-new-sporting-competition-which-balls-are-most-affected-by-the-magnus-effect/

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
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Government Accountability Office. School Improvement Grants: Education Should Take Additional Steps to Enhance Accountability for Schools and Contractors. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Shaker M. Design of Front End Circuits for a Low Power Ultra Wide Band Receiver. Doctoral dissertation. 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
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Hollander S. Romance Does Not Stop Even After the Race Begins. New York Times. November 4, 2000:D1.

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 Medicine Research and Practice
AbbreviationCurr. Med. Res. Pr.
ISSN (print)2352-0817
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