How to format your references using the AIDS citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for AIDS. 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
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Schilling G. HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS: X-ray Satellites Seek Clues to Bursts. Science 2000; 290:927.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Domazet-Lošo T, Tautz D. A phylogenetically based transcriptome age index mirrors ontogenetic divergence patterns. Nature 2010; 468:815–818.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Opher M, Stone EC, Gombosi TI. The orientation of the local interstellar magnetic field. Science 2007; 316:875–878.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Latorre E, Kale S, Casares L, Gómez-González M, Uroz M, Valon L, et al. Active superelasticity in three-dimensional epithelia of controlled shape. Nature 2018; 563:203–208.

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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Reschetilowski W. Technisch-Chemisches Praktikum. D-69451 Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2002.
An edited book
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Shabtai A. A Survey of Data Leakage Detection and Prevention Solutions. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Lucas JC, Schroeder D, Arnason G, Andanda P, Kimani J, Fournier V, et al. Donating Human Samples: Who Benefits? Cases from Iceland, Kenya and Indonesia. In: Benefit Sharing: From Biodiversity to Human Genetics. Schroeder D, Cook Lucas J (editors). . Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. pp. 95–127.

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.

Blog post
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Taub B. Ancient 6,000-Year-Old Parisian Skeletons May Have Had Their Skulls Smashed In By “Furious Ritualized Warriors.” IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-6000yearold-parisian-skeletons-may-have-had-their-skulls-smashed-in-by-furious-ritualized-warriors/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Information Technology Workers: Employment and Starting Salaries. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

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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Nixon HA. Defining Principals: The Seen and the Unseen. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards Five and Six. 2015.

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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Reed S, de la MERCED MJ. London and New York Duke It Out For $2 Trillion Saudi Aramco Listing. New York Times. 2017; :B3.

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
AbbreviationAIDS
ISSN (print)0269-9370
ISSN (online)1473-5571
ScopeImmunology
Immunology and Allergy
Infectious Diseases

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