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 (Curr Tran Geriatr Gerontol Rep). 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. Robinson K. Personal finance. Young scientists need firm plan to make up for a late start. Science. 2006;313:1454–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sauvageau G, Humphries RK. Medicine. The blood stem cell Holy Grail? Science. 2010;329:1291–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Katsanis SH, Javitt G, Hudson K. Public health. A case study of personalized medicine. Science. 2008;320:53–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ubersax JA, Woodbury EL, Quang PN, Paraz M, Blethrow JD, Shah K, et al. Targets of the cyclin-dependent kinase Cdk1. Nature. 2003;425:859–64.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Collings S. Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
1. Laurila T. Interfacial Compatibility in Microelectronics: Moving Away from the Trial and Error Approach. Vuorinen V, Paulasto-Kröckel M, Turunen M, Mattila TT, Kivilahti J, editors. London: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Corezola Pereira R, Moreira VP, Galante R. A New Approach for Cross-Language Plagiarism Analysis. In: Agosti M, Ferro N, Peters C, Rijke M de, Smeaton A, editors. Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation: International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2010, Padua, Italy, September 20-23, 2010 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 15–26.

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. 99.999% Certainty Humans Are Driving Global Warming: New Study [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/99999-certainty-humans-are-driving-global-warming-new-study/

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. Responses to Questions for the Record; Hearing on JPDO and the Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status and Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 May. Report No.: GAO-07-918R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Rivera C. The Role of Privacy, Brand Labeling, and Cost on Condom Procurement: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Assess a University Policy [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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. Novick SM. Cocktails to Take Off the Chill. New York Times. 2016 Jan 31;LI10.

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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