How to format your references using the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 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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Check E. Alternative therapies leave US commission divided. Nature 2002;416:355.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Brongersma ML, Shalaev VM. Applied physics. The case for plasmonics. Science 2010;328:440–441.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Pfennig DW, Harcombe WR, Pfennig KS. Frequency-dependent Batesian mimicry. Nature 2001;410:323.
A journal article with 30 or more authors
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Cheng MY, Bullock CM, Li C, Lee AG, Bermak JC, Belluzzi J, Weaver DR, Leslie FM, Zhou Q-Y. Prokineticin 2 transmits the behavioural circadian rhythm of the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Nature 2002;417:405–410.

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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Ng KK. Complete Guide to Semiconductor Devices. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
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Munné A, Ginebreda A, Prat N, editors. Experiences from Ground, Coastal and Transitional Water Quality Monitoring: The EU Water Framework Directive Implementation in the Catalan River Basin District (Part II). Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Hu Z, Niemeijer M, Abràmoff MD, Lee K, Garvin MK. Automated Segmentation of 3-D Spectral OCT Retinal Blood Vessels by Neural Canal Opening False Positive Suppression. In: Jiang T, Navab N, Pluim JPW, Viergever MA, editors. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2010: 13th International Conference, Beijing, China, September 20-24, 2010, Proceedings, Part III Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 33–40.

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 Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. SpaceX Just Released An Awesome Video Of Its Reusable Rocket Landing. IFLScience 2017;at <https://www.iflscience.com/space/spacex-just-released-an-awesome-video-of-its-reusable-rocket-landing/>.

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. Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Buffalo, New York. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

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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Pobat M. It is all in the Mind of the Manager—Using Cognitive Complexity to Explore the Global Mindset—A Comparative Case Study. 2012;

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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Walsh MW. New York Investigates Insurer Payments to Banks. New York Times 2012;

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
AbbreviationAm. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med.
ISSN (print)1073-449X
ISSN (online)1535-4970
ScopeCritical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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