How to format your references using the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Møller BL. Plant science. Dynamic metabolons. Science 2010;330:1328–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Evan GI, Vousden KH. Proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis in cancer. Nature 2001;411:342–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Baram M, Chatain D, Kaplan WD. Nanometer-thick equilibrium films: the interface between thermodynamics and atomistics. Science 2011;332:206–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Peter J, De Chiara M, Friedrich A, Yue J-X, Pflieger D, Bergström A, et al. Genome evolution across 1,011 Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates. Nature 2018;556:339–44.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Arduin P-E, Grundstein M, Rosenthal-Sabroux C. Information and Knowledge System. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Bickmore T, Marsella S, Sidner C, editors. Intelligent Virtual Agents: 14th International Conference, IVA 2014, Boston, MA, USA, August 27-29, 2014. Proceedings. vol. 8637. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Boger DL. Inhibitors of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase. In: Shibasaki M, Iino M, Osada H, editors. Chembiomolecular Science: At the Frontier of Chemistry and Biology, Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2013, p. 37–49.

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 Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.

Blog post
[1]
Taub B. Please Stop Electrocuting Your Brains At Home, Say Neuroscientists. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/please-stop-electrocuting-your-brains-at-home-say-neuroscientists/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Global Warming: Limitations of General Circulation Models and Costs of Modeling Efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Sripinit T. How Much Do We Understand About Asymmetric Effects of Monetary Policy? Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina, 2012.

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]
Sisario B. Superstar Adjusts to a Streaming World. New York Times 2017:B1.

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 titleJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Anesth.
ISSN (print)0952-8180
ScopeAnesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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