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]
Ibáñez Insa J. Geochemistry. Reformulating table salt under pressure. Science 2013;342:1459–60.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ezzati M, Riboli E. Can noncommunicable diseases be prevented? Lessons from studies of populations and individuals. Science 2012;337:1482–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sword GA, Lorch PD, Gwynne DT. Insect behaviour: migratory bands give crickets protection. Nature 2005;433:703.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Bowers JE, Chapman BA, Rong J, Paterson AH. Unravelling angiosperm genome evolution by phylogenetic analysis of chromosomal duplication events. Nature 2003;422:433–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Armaroli N, Balzani V, Serpone N. Powering Planet Earth. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Chockler H, Hu AJ, editors. Hardware and Software: Verification and Testing: 4th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2008, Haifa, Israel, October 27-30, 2008. Proceedings. vol. 5394. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Latorre JM, Cerisola S, Ramos A, Bellido R, Perea A. Creation of Hydroelectric System Scheduling by Simulation. In: Qudrat-Ullah H, Spector JM, Davidsen PI, editors. Complex Decision Making: Theory and Practice, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 83–96.

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 D. Poo Transplants And Probiotics – Does Anything Work To Improve The Health Of Our Gut? IFLScience 2016.

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. Emergency Preparedness: Current Emergency Alert System Has Limitations, and Development of a New Integrated System Will Be Challenging. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Chung D. Health Information Infrastructure: Flows and Frictions. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana 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]
Giordano MA, Phillips AM. Mayor Hits Nerve in Remarks On Class Sizes and Teachers. New York Times 2011:A19.

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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