How to format your references using the Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 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. Cuomo S. Beyond the ivory tower. The sinews of war: ancient catapults. Science. 2004;303:771–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Toyoshima C, Mizutani T. Crystal structure of the calcium pump with a bound ATP analogue. Nature. 2004;430:529–35.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Sowers T, Alley RB, Jubenville J. Ice core records of atmospheric N2O covering the last 106,000 years. Science. 2003;301:945–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Guo A, Wang Y, Chen B, Wang Y, Yuan J, Zhang L, et al. E-C coupling structural protein junctophilin-2 encodes a stress-adaptive transcription regulator. Science. 2018;

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Goshtasby AA. Theory and Applications of Image Registration. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
1. Lacroix C, Mendels P, Mila F, editors. Introduction to Frustrated Magnetism: Materials, Experiments, Theory. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Rocon E, Pons JL. Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Tremor Suppression: Validation. In: Pons JL, editor. Exoskeletons in Rehabilitation Robotics: Tremor Suppression. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 99–111.

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 Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Early Dinosaurs Had Plenty Of Competition [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/early-dinosaurs-had-plenty-of-competition/

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: Interest Earned on Letter of Credit Funds. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Aug. Report No.: NSIAD-97-241R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Kong C. Formal Methods Applied to the Specification of an Active Network Node [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 2001.

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. Kennedy R, Davey M, Yaccino S. Foundations Aim to Save Pensions in Detroit Crisis. New York Times. 2014 Jan 14;A1.

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 titleAnnals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
AbbreviationAnn. Clin. Microbiol. Antimicrob.
ISSN (online)1476-0711
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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