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. Cavalli G. Molecular biology. EZH2 goes solo. Science. 2012;338:1430–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Medina-Elizalde M, Rohling EJ. Collapse of Classic Maya civilization related to modest reduction in precipitation. Science. 2012;335:956–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Blin A, Cissé I, Bockelmann U. Electronic hybridization detection in microarray format and DNA genotyping. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4194.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Chen J, Körner S, Craig SL, Rudkevich DM, Rebek J Jr. Amplification by compartmentalization. Nature. 2002;415:385–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Eggleston B. The ICE Conditions of Contract: Seventh Edition. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
1. Luo Y, editor. Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering: 8th International Conference, CDVE 2011, Hong Kong, China, September 11-14, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Toma TSP, de Souza Mendonça M. Population Ecology of Galling Arthropods in the Neotropics. In: Fernandes GW, Santos JC, editors. Neotropical Insect Galls. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 69–98.

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. Davis J. BP Agrees to Pay Largest Environmental Fine in American History [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/bp-agrees-pay-largest-environmental-fine-american-history/

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. Federal Student Loans: Borrower Interest Rates Cannot Be Set in Advance to Precisely and Consistently Balance Federal Revenues and Costs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Jan. Report No.: GAO-14-234.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Evans KM. Evolution of Craniofacial Diversity in Neotropical Electric Fishes (Gymnotiformes: Teleostei) [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. Parker A, Sanger DE. Trump Eggs on Moscow in Hack of Clinton Email. New York Times. 2016 Jul 27;A1.

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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