How to format your references using the AIDS and Behavior citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for AIDS and Behavior. 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. Fuhrman JA. Microbial community structure and its functional implications. Nature. 2009;459:193–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lukas D, Clutton-Brock TH. The evolution of social monogamy in mammals. Science. 2013;341:526–30.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ash C, Foley J, Pennisi E. Microbial ecology. Lost in microbial space. Special section introduction. Science. 2008;320:1027.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Banavar JR, Damuth J, Maritan A, Rinaldo A. Physiology: Allometric cascades. Nature. 2003;421:713–4; discussion 714.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ghaye T. Building the Reflective Healthcare Organisation. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
1. Bailey DH, Bauschke HH, Borwein P, Garvan F, Théra M, Vanderwerff JD, et al., editors. Computational and Analytical Mathematics: In Honor of Jonathan Borwein’s 60th Birthday. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dolgov D, Zakharov Y. Numerical Modeling of Artificial Heart Valve. In: Danaev N, Shokin Y, Darkhan A-Z, editors. Mathematical Modeling of Technological Processes: 8th International Conference, CITech 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 24-27, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 33–43.

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 AIDS and Behavior.

Blog post
1. Fang J. This Is The World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino. IFLScience. 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. Analysis of Cost Estimates for the Space Shuttle and Two Alternate Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Jun. Report No.: B-173677.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Koenig WE. Leadership for the whole in the mythic field of C. G. Jung’s unconscious processes [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2010.

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. Walsh MW. Cuts for the Already Retired. New York Times. 2011 Dec 20;B1.

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 titleAIDS and Behavior
AbbreviationAIDS Behav.
ISSN (print)1090-7165
ISSN (online)1573-3254
ScopeInfectious Diseases
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Social Psychology

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