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. Starr DA. Cell biology. Nuclei get TAN lines. Science. 2010;329:909–10.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Clutton-Brock T, Sheldon BC. Ecology. The Seven Ages of Pan. Science. 2010;327:1207–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. West S, Gromak N, Proudfoot NJ. Human 5’ --> 3’ exonuclease Xrn2 promotes transcription termination at co-transcriptional cleavage sites. Nature. 2004;432:522–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Brown BE, Dunne RP, Goodson MS, Douglas AE. Bleaching patterns in reef corals. Nature. 2000;404:142–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Patterson SJ, Radtke JM. Strategic Communications for Nonprofit Organizations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Kazui T, Takamoto S, editors. Advances in Understanding Aortic Diseases. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Desprez F, Talia D, Yayhapour R. CoreGRID/ERCIM Workshop on Grids, Clouds and P2P Computing – CGWS2012. In: Caragiannis I, Alexander M, Badia RM, Cannataro M, Costan A, Danelutto M, et al., editors. Euro-Par 2012: Parallel Processing Workshops: BDMC, CGWS, HeteroPar, HiBB, OMHI, Paraphrase, PROPER, Resilience, UCHPC, VHPC, Rhodes Islands, Greece, August 27-31, 2012 Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 34–5.

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. Andrew E. Meet The Lazarus Creatures – Six Species We Thought Were Extinct, But Aren’t [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/meet-lazarus-creatures-six-species-we-thought-were-extinct-aren-t/

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. Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: Changing Requirements, Technical Issues, and Looming Data Gaps Require Focused Attention. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012 Jun. Report No.: GAO-12-604.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Sidwell MD. Indirect measures as predictors of social skills observed through means of direct observation [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 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. Barron J. Commuters Catch a Tune, and Then the Bus Home. New York Times. 2016 Oct 19;A20.

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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