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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Rheumatology 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. Hodges A. The man behind the machine. Nature. 2012;482:441.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hoffman Y, Pilpel Y. Gene expression. MicroRNAs silence the noisy genome. Science. 2015;348:41–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Zhang G, Jarvis ED, Gilbert MTP. Avian genomes. A flock of genomes. Introduction. Science. 2014;346:1308–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Lee G, Abdi K, Jiang Y, Michaely P, Bennett V, Marszalek PE. Nanospring behaviour of ankyrin repeats. Nature. 2006;440:246–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Duffy DJ. Introduction to C++ for Financial Engineers. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Simeonov LI, Hassanien MA, editors. Exposure and Risk Assessment of Chemical Pollution — Contemporary Methodology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Donegani S. Il medico di medicina generale. In: Bellardita L, Magnani T, Valdagni R, editors. Il tumore alla prostata: Paziente, familiari e medici: esperienze narrate. Milano: Springer; 2013. p. 37–43.

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 Rheumatology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Ancient Megatsunami Reached Height of Manhattan Skyscrapers [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/ancient-megatsunami-reached-height-manhattan-skyscrapers/

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. Internet Protocol Version 6: Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition and Manage Security Risks. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Jun. Report No.: GAO-05-845T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Cleveland JD. A comparative study of genetic diversities among exploited flatfishes of the California Slope with emphasis on Dover sole (Microstomus pacificus) [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2014.

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. Greenhouse L. Justices Agree to Consider EBay Appeal in Patent Case. New York Times. 2005 Nov 29;C9.

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 Rheumatology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Rheumatol. Rep.
ISSN (print)1523-3774
ISSN (online)1534-6307
ScopeRheumatology

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