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. Bonetta L. Protein-protein interactions: Tools for the search. Nature. 2010;468:852.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. King-Jones K, Thummel CS. Developmental biology. Less steroids make bigger flies. Science. 2005;310:630–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Moritz RE, Bitz CM, Steig EJ. Dynamics of recent climate change in the Arctic. Science. 2002;297:1497–502.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Schumacher MA, Miller MC, Grkovic S, Brown MH, Skurray RA, Brennan RG. Structural mechanisms of QacR induction and multidrug recognition. Science. 2001;294:2158–63.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Rigby KA. Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weapons. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Pan M. Spectrum Trading in Multi-Hop Cognitive Radio Networks. Li M, Li P, Fang Y, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hinkson G, Erskine C, Heerema M, Mallott C, Keefe M, Griffith H. Exporting from Fireworks to the Web. In: Erskine C, Heerema M, Mallott C, Keefe M, Griffith H, Andres C, et al., editors. Foundation Fireworks CS4. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2009. p. 74–96.

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 Rheumatology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Flower Pharmacies Help Bees Fight Parasites [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/flower-pharmacies-help-bees-fight-parasites/

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. D.C. Public School Enrollment. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 Aug. Report No.: AIMD-95-229R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Takusi GS. A quantitative analysis of the extrinsic and intrinsic turnover factors of relational database support professionals [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2010.

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. Traub J. Types of Catastrophe. New York Times. 2016 Sep 4;BR12.

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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