How to format your references using the Frontiers in Respiratory Pharmacology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Respiratory Pharmacology. 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
Brunham, R. C. (2015). IMMUNOLOGY. A Chlamydia vaccine on the horizon. Science 348, 1322–1323.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sarewitz, D., and Nelson, R. (2008). Three rules for technological fixes. Nature 456, 871–872.
A journal article with 3 authors
Green, E. D., Guyer, M. S., and National Human Genome Research Institute (2011). Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside. Nature 470, 204–213.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Veneti, Z., Bentley, J. K., Koana, T., Braig, H. R., and Hurst, G. D. D. (2005). A functional dosage compensation complex required for male killing in Drosophila. Science 307, 1461–1463.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nappi, E., and Peskov, V. (2013). Imaging Gaseous Detectors and Their Applications. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Rahwan, I., Parsons, S., and Reed, C. eds. (2008). Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems: 4th International Workshop, ArgMAS 2007, Honolulu, HI, USA, May 15, 2007, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Dermietzel, R., and Meier, C. (2005). “Gap Junction Expression in Brain Tissues with Focus on Development,” in Gap Junctions in Development and Disease, ed. E. Winterhager (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), 83–110.

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 Frontiers in Respiratory Pharmacology.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2015). Supermassive Black Holes May Cause Host Galaxies to Die Young. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/supermassive-black-holes-may-cause-host-galaxies-die-young/ [Accessed October 30, 2018].

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
Government Accountability Office (1996). VBA Information Technology Investment. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gajewski, T. J. (2014). Exploring leadership styles from a mediator’s perspective: A phenomenological study examining four specific organizational leadership styles and their relationship to four mediation styles as summarized by Leonard L. Riskin.

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
Marx, L. (2013). Taking Their Very Sweet Time. New York Times, ST14.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Brunham, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Sarewitz and Nelson, 2008; Brunham, 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Sarewitz and Nelson, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Veneti et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Respiratory Pharmacology
AbbreviationFront. Pharmacol.
ISSN (online)1663-9812
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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