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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Transplantation 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. Bourzac K. Water: The flow of technology. Nature. 2013;501:S4-6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Fodde R, Smits R. Cancer biology. A matter of dosage. Science. 2002;298:761–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Conaway RC, Brower CS, Conaway JW. Emerging roles of ubiquitin in transcription regulation. Science. 2002;296:1254–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Xu W, Bony BA, Kim CR, Baeck JS, Chang Y, Bae JE, et al. Mixed lanthanide oxide nanoparticles as dual imaging agent in biomedicine. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3210.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Numai T. Laser Diodes and their Applications to Communications and Information Processing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Luna-Elizarrarás ME. Bicomplex Holomorphic Functions: The Algebra, Geometry and Analysis of Bicomplex Numbers. Shapiro M, Struppa DC, Vajiac A, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Baehr HD. Convective heat and mass transfer. Flows with phase change. In: Stephan K, editor. Heat and Mass Transfer. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. p. 405–502.

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 Transplantation Reports.

Blog post
1. Davis J. Tiny 3D-Printed Microbots Could Be Used As A Drug Delivery System [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/tiny-3d-microbots-could-be-used-drug-delivery-system/

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. General Government Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 Oct. Report No.: AA-95-33(4).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Davidson AO. Observing action research processes in practice [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 2009.

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. Poniewozik J. How a TV Critic Manages a Franchise. New York Times. 2017 Oct 19;A2.

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 Transplantation Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Transplant. Rep.
ISSN (online)2196-3029
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