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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Haidt J. The new synthesis in moral psychology. Science 2007; 316:998–1002.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sur M, Rubenstein JLR. Patterning and plasticity of the cerebral cortex. Science 2005; 310:805–810.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wu L-A, Segal D, Brumer P. No-go theorem for ground state cooling given initial system-thermal bath factorization. Sci Rep 2013; 3:1824.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Musser RO, Hum-Musser SM, Eichenseer H, Peiffer M, Ervin G, Murphy JB, et al. Herbivory: caterpillar saliva beats plant defences. Nature 2002; 416:599–600.

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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Labadie N, Prins C, Prodhon C. Metaheuristics for Vehicle Routing Problems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
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Haensel P, Potekhin AY, Yakovlev DG, editors. Neutron Stars 1. New York, NY: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Goss C, Moretti F. Providing Information and Involving the Patient in the Therapeutic Process. In: Communication in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Rimondini M (editor). . New York, NY: Springer; 2011. pp. 71–105.

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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Hale T. Enormous “Frog Penis” That Went Viral Isn’t A Penis At All. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/whats-going-frog-looks-it-has-huge-penis/ (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. Rail Safety: Improved Human Capital Planning Could Address Emerging Safety Oversight Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

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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Wang X. Inferences on Gamma Distributions: Uncensored and Censored Cases. 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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Yeginsu C, Magra I. Chaotic Scramble as Fire Worries Force the Evacuation of 5 High Rises in London. New York Times. 2017; :A8.

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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