How to format your references using the Current Sexual Health Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Sexual Health 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. Fabian N. Economics: support low-carbon investment. Nature. 2015;519:27–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Watson R, Pauly D. Systematic distortions in world fisheries catch trends. Nature. 2001;414:534–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Mempel TR, Henrickson SE, Von Andrian UH. T-cell priming by dendritic cells in lymph nodes occurs in three distinct phases. Nature. 2004;427:154–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Mikołajczyk-Stecyna J, Korcz A, Gabriel M, Pawlaczyk K, Oszkinis G, Słomski R. Risk factors in abdominal aortic aneurysm and in Polish population aortoiliac occlusive disease and differences between them [corrected]. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3528.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kerzner H. Project Management 2.0. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1. Shah RB. Prostate Biopsy Interpretation: An Illustrated Guide. Zhou M, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Fujiyama-Nakamura S, Yamagata K, Kato S. Hormonal Repression of miRNA Biosynthesis Through a Nuclear Steroid Hormone Receptor. In: Großhans H, editor. Regulation of microRNAs. New York, NY: Springer US; 2010. p. 43–55.

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 Sexual Health Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Potential Life on Red Dwarf Planets In Peril Due To Extreme Space Weather [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/potential-life-red-dwarf-planets-peril-due-extreme-space-weather/

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. Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Mar. Report No.: RCED-97-51.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Flynn MJ. Lifeguard employability skills [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Kishkovsky S. Former Killing Ground Becomes Shrine to Stalin’s Victims. New York Times. 2007 Jun 8;A4.

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 Sexual Health Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Sex. Health Rep.
ISSN (print)1548-3584
ISSN (online)1548-3592
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Urology

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