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]
Cahalan MD. Cell biology. How to STIMulate calcium channels. Science 2010;330:43–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Chen EH, Olson EN. Unveiling the mechanisms of cell-cell fusion. Science 2005;308:369–73.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Aguzzi A, Barres BA, Bennett ML. Microglia: scapegoat, saboteur, or something else? Science 2013;339:156–61.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Grigg ME, Bonnefoy S, Hehl AB, Suzuki Y, Boothroyd JC. Success and virulence in Toxoplasma as the result of sexual recombination between two distinct ancestries. Science 2001;294:161–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Denny HR, Butterworth SJ. A Guide to Canine and Feline Orthopaedic Surgery. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Erverdi N. Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis: ArchWise Appliance and Technique. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Malagoli D, Ottaviani E. Immune-Neuroendocrine Integration and Its Evolution. In: Malagoli D, Ottaviani E, editors. Eco-immunology: Evolutive Aspects and Future Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014, p. 93–104.

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]
Taub B. A Giraffe With The Same Skin Condition As Michael Jackson Has Been Spotted In Kenya. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/giraffe-same-condition-michael-jackson-spotted-kenya/ (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. Comments on Panama Canal Revolving Fund Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Sripinit T. How Much Do We Understand About Asymmetric Effects of Monetary Policy? Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina, 2012.

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]
Yablonsky L. A Cut Above. New York Times 2010:ST3.

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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