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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Obesity 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. Clayton J. RNA interference: the silent treatment. Nature. 2004;431:599–605.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Klyachko VA, Jackson MB. Capacitance steps and fusion pores of small and large-dense-core vesicles in nerve terminals. Nature. 2002;418:89–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Tosca NJ, Knoll AH, McLennan SM. Water activity and the challenge for life on early Mars. Science. 2008;320:1204–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Gao Y, Ferguson DO, Xie W, Manis JP, Sekiguchi J, Frank KM, et al. Interplay of p53 and DNA-repair protein XRCC4 in tumorigenesis, genomic stability and development. Nature. 2000;404:897–900.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Heiberger RM. Computation for the Analysis of Designed Experiments. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
1. Felber P, Rouvoy R, editors. Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems: 11th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 6-9, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Sterer N, Rosenberg M. Breath Odors of Nasal and Pharyngeal Origin. In: Rosenberg M, editor. Breath Odors: Origin, Diagnosis, and Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 41–6.

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 Obesity Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Blood Donors In Sweden Get A Text Whenever They Save A Life [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/blood-donors-sweden-get-text-whenever-their-blood-flows-another-human/

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. NASA Procurement: Status of Efforts to Improve Oversight. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Jul. Report No.: NSIAD-98-198R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Shina YE. Youth under the care of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems: A grant proposal for crossover youth [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Hollander S. Fordham’s Big 3 Make Trip North Worthwhile. New York Times. 2002 Oct 26;D4.

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 Obesity Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Obes. Rep.
ISSN (online)2162-4968
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