How to format your references using the Kidney & Blood Pressure Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Kidney & Blood Pressure Research. 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
Watanabe M. Small world, big hopes. Nature. 2003 Nov;426(6965):478–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Claustre H, Maritorena S. Ocean science. The many shades of ocean blue. Science. 2003 Nov;302(5650):1514–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ioannou CC, Guttal V, Couzin ID. Predatory fish select for coordinated collective motion in virtual prey. Science. 2012 Sep;337(6099):1212–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Peters D, Demes B, Krause DW, Labarbera M, Rieppel O. Suction Feeding in Triassic Protorosaur? Science. 2005 May;308(5725):1112c–3c.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chu L-Y, Wang W. Microfluidics for Advanced Functional Polymeric Materials. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
Canuto C. Analisi Matematica II. 2a edizione. Milano: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Heidt M, Kanellopoulos K, Pfeiffer L, Rosenthal P. HCI and the Community of Non-users. In: Marcus A, editor. Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design Discourse: 4th International Conference, DUXU 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings, Part I. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015; pp 44–52.

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 Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.

Blog post
Davis J. The Builders Of Stonehenge Feasted On Barbecue Beef And Pork [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 Oct


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. Guaranteed Student Loans: Comparisons of Single State and Multistate Guaranty Agencies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Edson C. A Mixed-Methods Investigation on Contributing Factors to the Political Efficacy of Eighth Grade Students in a Suburban School District in Missouri. 2017

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
Rojas R, Remnick N, Palmer E. Prosecutor Adds First-Degree Murder Charge in Killing of Imam and Aide. New York Times. 2016 Aug;A17.

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 titleKidney & Blood Pressure Research
AbbreviationKidney Blood Press. Res.
ISSN (print)1420-4096
ISSN (online)1423-0143
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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