How to format your references using the Current Treatment Options in Allergy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Treatment Options in Allergy. 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. Three technologies that changed genetics. Nature. 2015;528:S2-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Eccleston A, Skipper M. Transcribing the genome. Nature. 2009;461:185.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Penner JE, Rotstayn LD, Crowley TJ. Indirect aerosol forcing. Science. 2000;290:407a.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Bennett EJ, Shaler TA, Woodman B, Ryu K-Y, Zaitseva TS, Becker CH, et al. Global changes to the ubiquitin system in Huntington’s disease. Nature. 2007;448:704–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Pozzilli P, Lenzi A, Clarke BL, Young WF Jr. Imaging in Endocrinology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Daneva M, Pastor O, editors. Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality: 22nd International Working Conference, REFSQ 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 14-17, 2016, Proceedings. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Beckerich J-M, Landaud S, Onésime D, Hébert A. Sulfur Metabolism in Hemiascomycetes Yeast. 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. 49–63.

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 Treatment Options in Allergy.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. How Ancient Warm Periods Can Help Predict Future Climate Change [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/how-ancient-warm-periods-can-help-predict-future-climate-change/

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. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Major Management Issues Facing DOD’s Development and Fielding Efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Mar. Report No.: GAO-04-530T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Fisher JD. A profile of the chief student affairs officers of the California State University system [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine 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. Brantley B. The Irresistible Attraction of an Assault Rifle. New York Times. 2017 Feb 20;C5.

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 Treatment Options in Allergy
AbbreviationCurr. Treat. Options Allergy
ISSN (online)2196-3053
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