How to format your references using the World Allergy Organization Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for World Allergy Organization Journal. 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
1. Vihinen M. No more hidden solutions in bioinformatics. Nature. 2015;521:261.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Seeley RJ, Sandoval DA. Neuroscience: weight loss through smoking. Nature. 2011;475:176–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hamilton VE, Christensen PR, Bandfield JL. Planetary science: Volcanism or aqueous alteration on Mars? Nature. 2003;421:711–2; discussion 712-3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Muto J, Lee H, Lee H, Uwaya A, Park J, Nakajima S, et al. Oral administration of inosine produces antidepressant-like effects in mice. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4199.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Dunne RA. A Statistical Approach to Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
1. Böhm C. Physical Unclonable Functions in Theory and Practice. Hofer M, editor. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Roberts AR, Yeager KR. Indicatori della predisposizione alla crisi da parte di una persona. In: Yeager KR, editor. Gli interventi sulla crisi: Una guida pratica. Milano: Springer; 2012. p. 11–11.

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 World Allergy Organization Journal.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Astronomers Have Identified Stars That Eat Earth-Like Planets [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Global Positioning Technology: Opportunities for Greater Federal Agency Joint Development and Use. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994 Sep. Report No.: RCED-94-280.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Rodgers R. Phylogenomic Analysis of Fundulidae Using RNA-Sequencing Data [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois 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. Wagner J. First-Base Prospect Finally Lives the Dream During a Mets Victory. New York Times. 2017 Aug 12;D2.

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 titleWorld Allergy Organization Journal
AbbreviationWorld Allergy Organ. J.
ISSN (online)1939-4551
ScopeImmunology and Allergy

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