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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Ophthalmology 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. Lack HW. Floral tributes. Nature. 2001;411:137.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Fraser P, Bickmore W. Nuclear organization of the genome and the potential for gene regulation. Nature. 2007;447:413–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Couch FJ, Nathanson KL, Offit K. Two decades after BRCA: setting paradigms in personalized cancer care and prevention. Science. 2014;343:1466–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Basu AR, Petaev MI, Poreda RJ, Jacobsen SB, Becker L. Chondritic meteorite fragments associated with the Permian-Triassic boundary in Antarctica. Science. 2003;302:1388–92.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Randall JF. Designing Indoor Solar Products. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Safir MP, Wallach HS, Rizzo A “skip,” editors. Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Telysheva G, Dizhbite T, Andersone A, Volperts A. Adsorption Behaviour of Lignosulphonates on the Interfaces Water–Inorganic/Organic Solids, Used for Paper Production. In: Mota JP, Lyubchik S, editors. Recent Advances in Adsorption Processes for Environmental Protection and Security. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008. p. 55–64.

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 Ophthalmology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. What Have We Got To Lose?: A Brief History of Mass Extinction Events [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2013 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/what-have-we-got-lose-brief-history-mass-extinction-events/

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. Comments on Proposed F.P.M.R. Amendment. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980 Oct. Report No.: B-198809,B-199575.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wolzinger R. Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the California Community College System during the financial and labor market crisis [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2010.

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. Vecsey G. ‘Mixed Results’ for U.S.; Uncertain Future for Coach. New York Times. 2010 Jun 29;B10.

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 Ophthalmology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Ophthalmol. Rep.
ISSN (online)2167-4868
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