How to format your references using the Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 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. Mayr E. Happy birthday: 80 years of watching the evolutionary scenery. Science. 2004;305:46–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Saarela J, Finnäs F. Infant mortality and ethnicity in an indigenous European population: novel evidence from the Finnish population register. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4214.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Liu Y, Grey F, Zheng Q. The high-speed sliding friction of graphene and novel routes to persistent superlubricity. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4875.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Sowa Y, Rowe AD, Leake MC, Yakushi T, Homma M, Ishijima A, et al. Direct observation of steps in rotation of the bacterial flagellar motor. Nature. 2005;437:916–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Yamaguchi R, Fujita K-I. Ligand Platforms in Homogenous Catalytic Reactions with Metals. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
1. Rovan B, Sassone V, Widmayer P, editors. Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2012: 37th International Symposium, MFCS 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia, August 27-31, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Delgado SV, Strawn JR, Pedapati EV. Key Concepts in Two-Person Relational Psychology. In: Strawn JR, Pedapati EV, editors. Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: Integrating Intersubjectivity and Neuroscience. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015. p. 79–113.

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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Elaborate Accessories Keep Predators Away From Decorator Crabs. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Excess and Surplus Personal Property Transfer Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Jun. Report No.: T-GGD-90-49.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Schmisseur BE. An Evaluation of Noise Reduction Effectiveness in Four Digital Hearing Aids [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 2002.

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. Williams J. (Early) Spring Reading. New York Times. 2017 Mar 17;BR4.

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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Rep.
ISSN (online)2167-4833
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