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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Kerr RA. SAVING KYOTO: A Well-Intentioned Cleanup Gets Mixed Reviews. Science 2000; 290:921.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hamilton DP, Krüger H. The sculpting of Jupiter’s gossamer rings by its shadow. Nature 2008; 453:72–75.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schoener TW, Spiller DA, Losos JB. Natural restoration of the species-area relation for a lizard after a hurricane. Science 2001; 294:1525–1528.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Mathon NF, Malcolm DS, Harrisingh MC, Cheng L, Lloyd AC. Lack of replicative senescence in normal rodent glia. Science 2001; 291:872–875.

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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Bisswanger H. Enzyme Kinetics. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
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Obdržálek D, Gottscheber A, editors. Research and Education in Robotics - EUROBOT 2010: International Conference, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, May 27-30, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Michel RL. Tritium in the Hydrologic Cycle. In: Isotopes in the Water Cycle: Past, Present and Future of a Developing Science. Aggarwal PK, Gat JR, Froehlich KFO (editors). . Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005. pp. 53–66.

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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Davis J. Enormous Fish-Eating Spiders Surge In Numbers. IFLScience. 2015.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/fish-eating-spider-making-comeback-britain0/ (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. Surface Transportation: Financing Program Could Benefit from Increased Performance Focus and Better Communication. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

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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Manso PH. Teacher Evaluation: A Qualitative Study on Growth-Producing Practices in K-8 Schools. 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
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Kelly C. Secrecy Mounting As the Cup Draws Near. New York Times. 1999; :814.

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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