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. Quinn H. No conflict between SLAC and Japan’s KEK. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Nature. 2000;404:701.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Godley LA, Mondragón A. Molecular biology. Preference by exclusion. Science. 2011;331:1017–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Moon-van der Staay SY, De Wachter R, Vaulot D. Oceanic 18S rDNA sequences from picoplankton reveal unsuspected eukaryotic diversity. Nature. 2001;409:607–10.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Poole AJ, Li Y, Kim Y, Lin S-CJ, Lee W-H, Lee EY-HP. Prevention of Brca1-mediated mammary tumorigenesis in mice by a progesterone antagonist. Science. 2006;314:1467–70.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lyshevski SE. Engineering and Scientific Computations Using MATLAB®. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. P D. Operators for Similarity Search: Semantics, Techniques and Usage Scenarios. Deshpande PM, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Bailey A, O’Brien D. Epistemological Scepticism and Religious Belief. In: O’Brien D, editor. Hume’s Critique of Religion: “Sick Men’s Dreams.” Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 79–94.

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. Andrews R. Baby Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Found In Dragon’s Tomb Site [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/baby-duck-billed-dinosaurs-found-dragons-tomb-site/

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. School Meal Programs: Competitive Foods Are Available in Many Schools; Actions Taken to Restrict Them Differ by State and Locality. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Apr. Report No.: GAO-04-673.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wright MW. The Louisiana Teacher Assault Pay Statute: An Analysis of Court Decisions Interpreting the Statute and a Comparative Study of Teacher Assault Pay Statutes in Other States [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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
1. Kelly K, Haberman M. Condemnation For President By a Top Aide. New York Times. 2017 Aug 25;A1.

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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