How to format your references using the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs. 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. Martin B. From industry to academia. Nature. 2004;429:324–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Core LJ, Lis JT. Transcription regulation through promoter-proximal pausing of RNA polymerase II. Science. 2008;319:1791–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Alford RA, Bradfield KS, Richards SJ. Ecology: global warming and amphibian losses. Nature. 2007;447:E3-4; discussion E5-6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Chan SW-L, Zilberman D, Xie Z, Johansen LK, Carrington JC, Jacobsen SE. RNA silencing genes control de novo DNA methylation. Science. 2004;303:1336.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Rodriguez J, Bonne D. Stereoselective Multiple Bond-Forming Transformations in Organic Synthesis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1. Rocca SRD, editor. Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications: 8th International Conference,TLCA 2007, Paris, France,June 26-28, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Quiceno HR, Loaiza GI, Arango JC. A Riemannian Geometry in the $q q -Exponential Banach Manifold Induced by q$ q -Divergences. In: Nielsen F, editor. Geometric Theory of Information. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 97–117.

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 American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. Women Aren’t Failing At Science — Science Is Failing Women [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/women-arent-failing-at-science-science-is-failing-women/

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. Surface Transportation: DOT Is Progressing toward a Performance-Based Approach, but States and Grantees Report Potential Implementation Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015 Jan. Report No.: GAO-15-217.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Page JA. Contested urban space: Competing discourses of urban development and environmental conservation in Playa Vista, California [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2009.

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. Kaufman MT. Lillian Ross Dies at 99; A New Yorker Reporter Whose Memoir Rankled. New York Times. 2017 Sep 20;A25.

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 titleAmerican Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs
AbbreviationAm. J. Cardiovasc. Drugs
ISSN (print)1175-3277
ISSN (online)1179-187X
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Pharmacology (medical)

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