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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Radiology 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. Ward MD. Materials science. Molecular fuel tanks. Science. 2003;300:1104–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Schlegel T, Schuster S. Small circuits for large tasks: high-speed decision-making in archerfish. Science. 2008;319:104–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Dian BC, Clarkson JR, Zwier TS. Direct measurement of energy thresholds to conformational isomerization in tryptamine. Science. 2004;303:1169–73.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Knight TM, McCoy MW, Chase JM, McCoy KA, Holt RD. Trophic cascades across ecosystems. Nature. 2005;437:880–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Barker RM, Puckett JA. Design of Highway Bridges. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Li K, Li S, Li D, Niu Q, editors. Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment: Second International Conference, ICSEE 2012, Shanghai, China, September 12-13, 2012. Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Rashid F, Feng F, Rashid A. Community Perceptions of Ecological Disturbances Caused During Terrorists Invasion and Counter-Insurgency Operations in Swat, Pakistan. In: Oswald Spring Ú, Brauch HG, Serrano Oswald SE, Bennett J, editors. Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 91–105.

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 Radiology Reports.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Bizarre “Hybrid” Star Found [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/bizarre-hybrid-star-found/

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. Health, Education and Human Services Information Systems Issue Area--Active Assignments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Jan. Report No.: AA-97-29(1).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Roy R. “Jagoron: Awakening” to Gender in Non Governmental Organizations in Contemporary Bengal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2013.

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. Grynbaum MM. Inaugural All Its Own Brings Astonishment and Awe to Television. New York Times. 2017 Jan 20;A22.

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 Radiology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Radiol. Rep.
ISSN (online)2167-4825
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