How to format your references using the Nephron Clinical Practice citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nephron Clinical Practice. 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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Birkhead T. Stormy outlook for long-term ecology studies. Nature. 2014 Oct;514(7523):405.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sun Z-W, Allis CD. Ubiquitination of histone H2B regulates H3 methylation and gene silencing in yeast. Nature. 2002 Jul;418(6893):104–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schoemaker HE, Mink D, Wubbolts MG. Dispelling the myths--biocatalysis in industrial synthesis. Science. 2003 Mar;299(5613):1694–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Clare DK, Bakkes PJ, van Heerikhuizen H, van der Vies SM, Saibil HR. Chaperonin complex with a newly folded protein encapsulated in the folding chamber. Nature. 2009 Jan;457(7225):107–10.

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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Motai Ph.D. Y. Data-Variant Kernel Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
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Tichý J. Fundamentals of Piezoelectric Sensorics: Mechanical, Dielectric, and Thermodynamical Properties of Piezoelectric Materials. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Goodridge HS, Underhill DM. Fungal Recognition by TLR2 and Dectin-1. In: Bauer S, Hartmann G, editors. Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs) and Innate Immunity. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008; pp 87–109.

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 Nephron Clinical Practice.

Blog post
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Hale T. Does Lettuce Actually Get Your Rabbit Stoned? [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016 Jun [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/does-lettuce-actually-get-your-rabbit-stoned/

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. Telecommunications: Better Coordination and Enhanced Accountability Needed to Improve Spectrum Management. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

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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Griffin MG. The lived experience of first line managers during planned organizational change: A phenomenological study of one firm in the residential construction industry. 2008

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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Wagner J. Mets’ Pitching Coach Offers Wisdom and Wit. New York Times. 2017 May;D6.

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 titleNephron Clinical Practice
AbbreviationNephron Clin. Pract.
ISSN (online)1660-2110
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Nephrology

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