How to format your references using the Current Research in Translational Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Research in Translational Medicine. 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]
May RM. Raising Europe’s game. Nature 2004;430:831–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ranen MC, Jacobsen SB. Barium isotopes in chondritic meteorites: implications for planetary reservoir models. Science 2006;314:809–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Gestwicki JE, Crabtree GR, Graef IA. Harnessing chaperones to generate small-molecule inhibitors of amyloid beta aggregation. Science 2004;306:865–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Mishra K, Murade C, Carreel B, Roghair I, Oh JM, Manukyan G, et al. Optofluidic lens with tunable focal length and asphericity. Sci Rep 2014;4:6378.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bragg SM. Cost Reduction Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Peña-Ayala A, editor. Educational Data Mining: Applications and Trends. vol. 524. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Cheng D, Qi H, Li Z. Topological Structure of a Boolean Network. In: Qi H, Li Z, editors. Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks: A Semi-tensor Product Approach, London: Springer; 2011, p. 103–40.

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 Research in Translational Medicine.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Brain Scans Can Now Detect If You’re In Love. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/brain-scans-reveal-activity-associated-romantic-love/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. SSA Data Communications Contracts With Paradyne Corporation Demonstrate the Need for Improved Management Controls. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1984.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Jackson RA. Musculoskeletal Injuries in California Ocean Lifeguards. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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]
Robinson L. By the Banks of the Tigris. New York Times 2011:BR10.

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 Research in Translational Medicine
AbbreviationCurr. Res. Transl. Med.
ISSN (print)2452-3186
ScopeGeneral Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
General Medicine

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