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. Schiermeier Q. Catalonian powerhouse. Nature. 2008;454:248–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Faccio D, Leach J. Applied physics. Ghost imaging in three dimensions. Science. 2013;340:821–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Cui M, Emrick T, Russell TP. Stabilizing liquid drops in nonequilibrium shapes by the interfacial jamming of nanoparticles. Science. 2013;342:460–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhang Y-Y, Fu Z-Y, Wei J, Qi W, Baituola G, Luo J, et al. A LIMA1 variant promotes low plasma LDL cholesterol and decreases intestinal cholesterol absorption. Science. 2018;360:1087–92.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ippolito LJ Jr. Satellite Communications Systems Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
1. Hölldobler S, Lutz C, Wansing H, editors. Logics in Artificial Intelligence: 11th European Conference, JELIA 2008, Dresden, Germany, September 28-October 1, 2008. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Kaksonen M. Actin in Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis. In: Carlier M-F, editor. Actin-based Motility: Cellular, Molecular and Physical Aspects. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010. p. 85–101.

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 E. Mystery In Northern Scotland That Is Baffling Multiple Sclerosis Experts [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mystery-northern-scotland-baffling-multiple-sclerosis-experts/

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. NASA Contract Payments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 May. Report No.: GAO-02-642R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wistrom CA. Perceptions of School Leaders Regarding the Benefits of Leadership Dashboards [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 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
1. Kelly DA. Weekender | Lenox, Mass. New York Times. 2004 Mar 19;F8.

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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