How to format your references using the Current Translational Geriatrics and Gerontology Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Translational Geriatrics and Gerontology 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. Abbott A. Mouse genome: The real deal. Nature. 2002;420:456–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Shirey SB, Richardson SH. Start of the Wilson cycle at 3 Ga shown by diamonds from subcontinental mantle. Science. 2011;333:434–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Chait R, Craney A, Kishony R. Antibiotic interactions that select against resistance. Nature. 2007;446:668–71.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Lee Y-J, Kim D, Lee K, Chun J-Y. Single-channel multiplexing without melting curve analysis in real-time PCR. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7439.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bennett MK. Affine and Projective Geometry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1995.
An edited book
1. Golovin A. Russian Models from the Mechanisms Collection of Bauman University. Tarabarin V, editor. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Blackshaw I, Pachmann T. CAS Provisional and Conservatory Measures and Other Options to Be Granted Interim Legal Relief. In: Duval A, Rigozzi A, editors. Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration 2015. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press; 2016. p. 93–110.

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 Translational Geriatrics and Gerontology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Number-Crunching Higgs Boson: Meet The World’s Largest Distributed Computer Grid [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/number-crunching-higgs-boson-meet-world-s-largest-distributed-computer-grid/

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. Overstatement of Contract Target Costs for F-1 Rocket Engines for Saturn V Launch Vehicle. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1970 Dec. Report No.: B-167838.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Schaeffler KP. From Flag Officer to Corporate Leader: A Phenomenological Study of the Influence of Career Transition on Executive Leadership and Professional Identity [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2015.

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. Court Veteran Remembers A Scary Start. New York Times. 2006 Feb 16;A31.

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 Translational Geriatrics and Gerontology Reports
ISSN (online)2162-4941
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