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. Sakmar TP. Biochemistry. Redder than red. Science. 2012;338:1299–300.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Loh KM, Lim B. Stem cells: Equilibrium established. Nature. 2015;521:299–300.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Fiorillo CD, Tobler PN, Schultz W. Discrete coding of reward probability and uncertainty by dopamine neurons. Science. 2003;299:1898–902.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rius J, Guma M, Schachtrup C, Akassoglou K, Zinkernagel AS, Nizet V, et al. NF-kappaB links innate immunity to the hypoxic response through transcriptional regulation of HIF-1alpha. Nature. 2008;453:807–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Greiman VA. Megaproject Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Bock R, Knoop V, editors. Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ives CL, Harrison DK, Stansby G. Relationships Between Muscle So2, Skin So2 and Physiological Variables. In: Cicco G, Bruley DF, Ferrari M, Harrison DK, editors. Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXVII. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006. p. 29–33.

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. Andrew E. Binge Drinking Behavior Could Be Linked To Brain Protein [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/binge-drinking-behavior-could-be-linked-brain-protein/

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. Citizenship and Residency Requirements for Government Student Loans. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979 Dec. Report No.: FGMSD-80-25.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Schaeffler KP. From Flag Officer to Corporate Leader: A Phenomenological Study of the Influence of Career Transition on Executive Leadership and Professional Identity [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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. Davidson A. God Save the British Economy. New York Times. 2012 Dec 19;MM18.

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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