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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Pharmacology 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. Soderblom D. Astrophysics: Stellar clocks. Nature. 2015;517:557–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Tessier PM, Lindquist S. Prion recognition elements govern nucleation, strain specificity and species barriers. Nature. 2007;447:556–61.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bohossian HB, Skaletsky H, Page DC. Unexpectedly similar rates of nucleotide substitution found in male and female hominids. Nature. 2000;406:622–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Duewell P, Kono H, Rayner KJ, Sirois CM, Vladimer G, Bauernfeind FG, et al. NLRP3 inflammasomes are required for atherogenesis and activated by cholesterol crystals. Nature. 2010;464:1357–61.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Machner H. Einführung in die Kern- und Elementarteilchenphysik. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
1. Mody E, Matzkin E, editors. Musculoskeletal Health in Women. London: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dimick JB, Shih T, Ryan AM. Health Policy Research in Surgery. In: Dimick JB, Greenberg CC, editors. Success in Academic Surgery: Health Services Research. London: Springer; 2014. p. 37–45.

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 Pharmacology Reports.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Chimps Outsmart Humans When It Comes To Game Theory. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. Reports Issued in July 1988. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Aug. Report No.: 136598.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Laird EC. Training social workers to use solution-focused interviewing with Child Protective Services clients: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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. Borjas G. The Immigration Debate We Need. New York Times. 2017 Feb 27;A21.

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 Pharmacology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Pharmacol. Rep.
ISSN (online)2198-641X
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