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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (JCR). 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
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Mabberley DJ. Plant science. Exploring terra incognita. Science. 2009;324:472.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Dustin ML, Meyer-Hermann M. Immunology. Antigen feast or famine. Science. 2012;335:408-409.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Jasny B, Mueller K, Roberts L. HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS: Eastern Europe. Introduction. Science. 2010;329:159.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Roy R, Kozlov AG, Lohman TM, Ha T. SSB protein diffusion on single-stranded DNA stimulates RecA filament formation. Nature. 2009;461:1092-1097.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Mix PE. Introduction to Nondestructive Testing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
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Kipp M, Martin J-C, Paggio P, Heylen D, eds. Multimodal Corpora: From Models of Natural Interaction to Systems and Applications. Vol 5509. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Iwata H, Shimada K. Practice of Designing Cosmetics Formulations. In: Shimada K, ed. Formulas, Ingredients and Production of Cosmetics: Technology of Skin- and Hair-Care Products in Japan. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2013:113-217.

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 Rheumatology.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Stone Tools Indicate When Humans Started To Specialize. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/stone-tools-indicate-when-humans-started-specialize/. Published June 18, 2015 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
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Government Accountability Office. Technology Transfer: Clearer Priorities and Greater Use of Innovative Approaches Could Increase the Effectiveness of Technology Transfer at Department of Energy Laboratories. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Nguyen TH. Adolescent substance use family-based treatment: A grant proposal project. 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
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Kelly AL. For Employed Moms, the Pinnacle Of Stress Comes After Work Ends. New York Times. June 13, 1999:1518.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Rheumatology
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Rheumatol.
ISSN (print)1076-1608
ISSN (online)1536-7355
ScopeRheumatology

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