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. Maxmen A. Crop pests: Under attack. Nature. 2013;501:S15-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Xiong W, Ferrell JE Jr. A positive-feedback-based bistable “memory module” that governs a cell fate decision. Nature. 2003;426:460–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bibby TS, Nield J, Barber J. Iron deficiency induces the formation of an antenna ring around trimeric photosystem I in cyanobacteria. Nature. 2001;412:743–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Mishchenko MI, Geogdzhayev IV, Rossow WB, Cairns B, Carlson BE, Lacis AA, et al. Long-term satellite record reveals likely recent aerosol trend. Science. 2007;315:1543.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bajpai P. Environmentally Friendly Production of Pulp and Paper. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Agnello MF, Reynolds WM, editors. Practicing Critical Pedagogy: The Influences of Joe L. Kincheloe. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Mills PR. Folk Housing in the Middle of the Pacific: Architectural Lime, Creolized Ideologies, and Expressions of Power in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii. In: White C, editor. The Materiality of Individuality: Archaeological Studies of Individual Lives. New York, NY: Springer US; 2009. p. 75–91.

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. Taub B. New Evidence Suggests Humans May Have Pushed The “Hobbit” People To Extinction [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-evidence-suggests-humans-may-have-pushed-hobbit-people-extinction/

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. Highlights of a GAO Forum: The Federal Government’s Role in Improving Financial Literacy. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Nov. Report No.: GAO-05-93SP.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Pulido MD. Self-Reported Emotional State as a Measure of Interpersonal Vulnerability [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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. Johnson G. Feeding the Particle Physics Beast. New York Times. 2016 Oct 17;D6.

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

About the journal

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