How to format your references using the Nature Reviews Rheumatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nature Reviews Rheumatology. 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
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de Lange, T. How telomeres solve the end-protection problem. Science 326, 948–952 (2009).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Young, R. & Gill, J. J. MICROBIOLOGY. Phage therapy redux--What is to be done? Science 350, 1163–1164 (2015).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Doeller, C. F., Barry, C. & Burgess, N. Evidence for grid cells in a human memory network. Nature 463, 657–661 (2010).
A journal article with 6 or more authors
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Stern, S. A. et al. A giant impact origin for Pluto’s small moons and satellite multiplicity in the Kuiper belt. Nature 439, 946–948 (2006).

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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Budisa, N. Engineering the Genetic Code. (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2005).
An edited book
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Computing and Combinatorics: 11th Annual International Conference, COCOON 2005 Kunming, China, August 16–19, 2005 Proceedings. vol. 3595 (Springer, 2005).
A chapter in an edited book
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Tobias, J. D. Tolerance, Physical Dependency, and Withdrawal. in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 4: Peri-operative Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child (eds. Wheeler, D. S., Wong, H. R. & Shanley, T. P.) 63–75 (Springer, 2014).

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 Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Blog post
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Taub, B. Illegal Drugs In People’s Pee Are Altering River Ecosystems. IFLScience (2016).

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. Aviation Security: FAA’s Procurement of Explosives Detection Devices. (1997).

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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Malekian, A. Combinatorial problems in online advertising. (University of Maryland, College Park, 2009).

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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Shpigel, B. For a Second Time This Year, Rio Defies the Odds. New York Times B10 (2016).

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 titleNature Reviews Rheumatology
AbbreviationNat. Rev. Rheumatol.
ISSN (print)1759-4790
ISSN (online)1759-4804
ScopeRheumatology

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