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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Pollution 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. Hoffert MI. Climate change. Farewell to fossil fuels? Science. 2010;329:1292–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Yamaguchi KE, Ohmoto H. Comment on “Iron isotope constraints on the Archean and Paleoproterozoic ocean redox state.” Science. 2006;311:177; author reply 177.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lieberman D, Tooby J, Cosmides L. The architecture of human kin detection. Nature. 2007;445:727–31.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rumpel S, LeDoux J, Zador A, Malinow R. Postsynaptic receptor trafficking underlying a form of associative learning. Science. 2005;308:83–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Seyfried TN. Cancer as a Metabolic Disease. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Yung BHW, editor. Assessment Reform in Science: Fairness and Fear. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Yu N, Xu Q. Public Discourse on Genetically Modified Foods in the Mobile Sphere: Framing Risks, Opportunities, and Responsibilities in Mobile Social Media in China. In: Wei R, editor. Mobile Media, Political Participation, and Civic Activism in Asia: Private Chat to Public Communication. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2016. p. 81–102.

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 Pollution Reports.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Scientists Find Traces Of Ancient Star From The Beginning Of The Universe [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/scientists-find-traces-ancient-star-beginning-universe/

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. Railroad Regulation: Economic and Financial Impacts of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 May. Report No.: RCED-90-80.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Carrillo J. Parenting education curriculum for single adolescent mothers in foster care [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. Gustines GG. Coates to Write for Marvel. New York Times. 2015 Sep 23;C1.

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 Pollution Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Pollut. Rep.
ISSN (online)2198-6592
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