How to format your references using the Current Respiratory Care Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Respiratory Care 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. Destexhe A. Neuroscience. Dendrites do it in sequences. Science. 2010;329:1611–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Tsuda A, Osuka A. Fully conjugated porphyrin tapes with electronic absorption bands that reach into infrared. Science. 2001;293:79–82.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Fonseca PJ, Münch D, Hennig RM. How cicadas interpret acoustic signals. Nature. 2000;405:297–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Abi-Rached L, Jobin MJ, Kulkarni S, McWhinnie A, Dalva K, Gragert L, et al. The shaping of modern human immune systems by multiregional admixture with archaic humans. Science. 2011;334:89–94.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Prud’Homme R. Flows and Chemical Reactions in Homogeneous Mixtures. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Zhelezov G, editor. Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions: Southeastern Europe. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Vailati-Riboni M, Elolimy A, Loor JJ. Nutritional Systems Biology to Elucidate Adaptations in Lactation Physiology of Dairy Cows. In: Kadarmideen HN, editor. Systems Biology in Animal Production and Health, Vol 2. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 97–125.

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 Respiratory Care Reports.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Brain Injury Releases Astonishing Mathematical Powers [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/brain-injury-releases-astonishing-mathematical-powers/

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. Freight Railroads: Updated Information on Rates and Competition Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Sep. Report No.: GAO-07-1245T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Pyzdrowski JE. Experiences of Advisors/Mentors in Developing Leadership Emergence in a Post Conflict, Marginalized Society: A Phenomenological Study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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. Hollander S. Rutgers Misses Shot At a Victory. New York Times. 1999 Nov 7;87.

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 Respiratory Care Reports
ISSN (online)2161-332X
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