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. Burns MA. Analytic chemistry. Everyone’s a (future) chemist. Science. 2002;296:1818–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Petrovic M, Hummel T. Temporal identity in axonal target layer recognition. Nature. 2008;456:800–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bahmani B, Bacon D, Anvari B. Erythrocyte-derived photo-theranostic agents: hybrid nano-vesicles containing indocyanine green for near infrared imaging and therapeutic applications. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2180.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Pommier A, Anaparthy N, Memos N, Kelley ZL, Gouronnec A, Yan R, et al. Unresolved endoplasmic reticulum stress engenders immune-resistant, latent pancreatic cancer metastases. Science. 2018;360.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lee M, Bieker G. Mastering. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Eiselt HA. Linear Programming and its Applications. Sandblom C-L, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. De Simone A, Dong Y, Vivancos PD, Foyer CH. GSH Partitioning Between the Nucleus and Cytosol in Arabidopsis thaliana. In: De Kok LJ, Hawkesford MJ, Rennenberg H, Saito K, Schnug E, editors. Molecular Physiology and Ecophysiology of Sulfur. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 37–48.

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. Andrew E. Insect Exoskeleton Shedding Is Like Having Your Lungs Torn Out. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. FCC: Facilitate Future Development of Paging Systems and Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, and Competitive Bidding. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Mar. Report No.: OGC-97-31.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Blalock JM. The Links at St Andrews, Scotland A phenomenological hermeneutic exploration of golf’s primordial place [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2014.

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. Stewart JB. For Now, Investors Go Back to Buying. New York Times. 2016 Nov 10;B1.

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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