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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Heath MR. Comment on “A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems.” Science. 2008;321(5895):1446; author reply 1446.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Long CA, Hoffman SL. Parasitology. Malaria--from infants to genomics to vaccines. Science. 2002;297(5580):345-347.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Parr BT, Economou C, Herzon SB. A concise synthesis of (+)-batzelladine B from simple pyrrole-based starting materials. Nature. 2015;525(7570):507-510.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Suh E-K, Yang A, Kettenbach A, et al. p63 protects the female germ line during meiotic arrest. Nature. 2006;444(7119):624-628.

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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Pohanish RP, Greene SA. Wiley Guide to Chemical Incompatibilities. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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Bi Y, Williams M-A, eds. Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management: 4th International Conference, KSEM 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, September 1-3, 2010. Proceedings. Vol 6291. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Zaki MH, Hasan O, Tahar S, Al-Sammane G. Framework for Formally Verifying Analog and Mixed-Signal Designs. In: Fakhfakh M, Tlelo-Cuautle E, Siarry P, eds. Computational Intelligence in Analog and Mixed-Signal (AMS) and Radio-Frequency (RF) Circuit Design. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015:115-145.

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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Davis J. Surgeons Successfully Graft Hand Onto Patient’s Leg And Keep It Alive For A Month. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/surgeons-successfully-graft-hand-patients-leg-again/. Published July 24, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. University Funding: Federal Funding Mechanisms in Support of University Research. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

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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Hitchins MG. Domain Disparity: Informing the Debate between Domain-General and Domain-Specific Information Processing in Working Memory. 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
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Shear MD. Ask Him Anything, Unless It’s About Trump. New York Times. April 24, 2017:A15.

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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