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
Check, E. (2003). Cancer fears cast doubts on future of gene therapy. Nature 421, 678.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gallotti, R., and Barthelemy, M. (2014). Anatomy and efficiency of urban multimodal mobility. Sci. Rep. 4, 6911.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gridi-Papp, M., Rand, A. S., and Ryan, M. J. (2006). Animal communication: complex call production in the túngara frog. Nature 441, 38.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Huq, E., Al-Sady, B., Hudson, M., Kim, C., Apel, K., and Quail, P. H. (2004). Phytochrome-interacting factor 1 is a critical bHLH regulator of chlorophyll biosynthesis. Science 305, 1937–1941.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Molimard, J. (2016). Experimental Mechanics of Solids and Structures. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Tseng, C. C. (2013). Learning Basic Genetics with Interactive Computer Programs. , ed. X. Yang New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Tanaka, K., Yamada, A., and Yasunaga, K. (2011). “Weak Oblivious Transfer from Strong One-Way Functions,” in Provable Security: 5th International Conference, ProvSec 2011, Xi’an, China, October 16-18, 2011. Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science., eds. X. Boyen and X. Chen (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), 34–51.

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
Hale, T. (2017). This “Horrifying” Video Of Coca Cola Vs Coke Zero Is Actually Not Horrifying At All. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/this-horrifying-video-of-coca-cola-vs-coke-zero-is-actually-not-horrifying-at-all/ [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 (1977). National Science Foundation’s Actions on Recommendations of GAO Report “Opportunities for Improved Management of the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) Program.” 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
Woerner, L. C. (2010). Complicated grief: A case study of pathological bereavement.

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
Yanagihara, H. (2017). Nowhere Man. New York Times, M2128.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Check, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Check, 2003; Gallotti and Barthelemy, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Gallotti and Barthelemy, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Huq et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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