How to format your references using the Tropical Cyclone Research and Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Tropical Cyclone Research and Review. 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
Deng, B., 2015. Motion studies: See how they run. Nature 525, 145–146.
A journal article with 2 authors
Trauger, J.T., Traub, W.A., 2007. A laboratory demonstration of the capability to image an Earth-like extrasolar planet. Nature 446, 771–773.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kaganovich, D., Kopito, R., Frydman, J., 2008. Misfolded proteins partition between two distinct quality control compartments. Nature 454, 1088–1095.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nakanotani, H., Masui, K., Nishide, J., Shibata, T., Adachi, C., 2013. Promising operational stability of high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes based on thermally activated delayed fluorescence. Sci. Rep. 3, 2127.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Baudin, P., 2014. Wireless Transceiver Architecture. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Cremers, D., Reid, I., Saito, H., Yang, M.-H. (Eds.), 2015. Computer Vision -- ACCV 2014: 12th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Singapore, Singapore, November 1-5, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Baldrian, P., Štursová, M., 2011. Enzymes in Forest Soils, in: Shukla, G., Varma, A. (Eds.), Soil Enzymology, Soil Biology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 61–73.

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 Tropical Cyclone Research and Review.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. How DNA Detectives Are Helping Solve The Rise Of Superbugs [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).

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
Government Accountability Office, 2008. Information Technology: Significant Problems of Critical Automation Program Contribute to Risks Facing 2010 Census (No. GAO-08-550T). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sarkissian, L.N., 2009. An examination of course-level factors contributing to student success (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Brantley, B., 2016. Exploring the Silence After the War. New York Times C2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Deng, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Deng, 2015; Trauger and Traub, 2007).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Trauger and Traub, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Nakanotani et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleTropical Cyclone Research and Review
ISSN (print)2225-6032
Scope

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