How to format your references using the Pharmacological Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pharmacological Reports. 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]
Kazazian HH Jr. Mobile elements: drivers of genome evolution. Science 2004;303:1626–32.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Klyachko VA, Jackson MB. Capacitance steps and fusion pores of small and large-dense-core vesicles in nerve terminals. Nature 2002;418:89–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hibbins AP, Evans BR, Sambles JR. Experimental verification of designer surface plasmons. Science 2005;308:670–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Montelli R, Nolet G, Dahlen FA, Masters G, Engdahl ER, Hung S-H. Finite-frequency tomography reveals a variety of plumes in the mantle. Science 2004;303:338–43.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Boero R. Behavioral Computational Social Science. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Muneesawang P. Multimedia Database Retrieval: A Human-Centered Approach. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Rajčáni J, Kúdelová M. Murid Herpesvirus 4 (MuHV-4): An Animal Model for Human Gammaherpesvirus Research. In: Minarovits J, Gonczol E, Valyi-Nagy T, editors. Latency Strategies of Herpesviruses, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007, p. 102–36.

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 Pharmacological Reports.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. Whales Could Inspire The Development Of Synthetic Blood. IFLScience 2015.

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. Women’s Educational Equity Act: A Review of Program Goals and Strategies Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Saifman HP. Millennial Nurse Manager Perspectives on Their Leadership Roles in the Hospital Setting: A Phenomenological Inquiry. Doctoral dissertation. Florida Atlantic University, 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
[1]
Baker P, Shear MD. Shifting Tone, President Saves Dark Words for a Faith’s Fringe. New York Times 2017:A1.

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 titlePharmacological Reports
AbbreviationPharmacol. Rep.
ISSN (print)1734-1140
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Pharmacology

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