How to format your references using the Current Tropical Medicine Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Tropical Medicine 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. Graddol D. The future of language. Science. 2004;303:1329–31.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Pahnke K, Zahn R. Southern Hemisphere water mass conversion linked with North Atlantic climate variability. Science. 2005;307:1741–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kreiman G, Koch C, Fried I. Imagery neurons in the human brain. Nature. 2000;408:357–61.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Park MS, Ma SB, Lee DJ, Im D, Doo S-G, Yamamoto O. A highly reversible lithium metal anode. Sci Rep. 2014;4:3815.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Krabbes G, Fuchs G, Canders W-R, May H, Palka R. High Temperature Superconductor Bulk Materials. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2006.
An edited book
1. Atienza Alonso D. Dynamic Memory Management for Embedded Systems. Mamagkakis S, Poucet C, Peón-Quirós M, Bartzas A, Catthoor F, Soudris D, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dedysh SN, Kulichevskaya IS. Acidophilic Planctomycetes: Expanding the Horizons of New Planctomycete Diversity. In: Fuerst JA, editor. Planctomycetes: Cell Structure, Origins and Biology. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2013. p. 125–39.

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 Tropical Medicine Reports.

Blog post
1. Evans K. Seeing Is Not Believing: Our Brains Trust Its Own Generated Images More Than Real Ones [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/seeing-is-not-believing-our-brains-trust-its-own-generated-images-more-than-real-ones/

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. Joint Simulation Training. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994 Aug. Report No.: NSIAD-94-249R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Smith SM. The Relationship Between Political Affiliation and Student Achievement in the Areas of Reading and Mathematics, with Respect to Black Students [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 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. Kelly O. The Nation; What the Rosenberg Papers Show The Surprise Final Witness. New York Times. 1975 Dec 14;The Week In ReviewE4.

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 Tropical Medicine Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Trop. Med. Rep.
ISSN (online)2196-3045
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