How to format your references using the Annals of Medicine and Surgery citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annals of Medicine and Surgery. 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
J.M. Archibald, Genomics. Green evolution, green revolution, Science. 324 (2009) 191–192.
A journal article with 2 authors
R.L. Stoneburner, D. Low-Beer, Population-level HIV declines and behavioral risk avoidance in Uganda, Science. 304 (2004) 714–718.
A journal article with 3 authors
J. Greiner, J.G. Cuby, M.J. McCaughrean, An unusually massive stellar black hole in the Galaxy, Nature. 414 (2001) 522–525.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. Rao, F. Uhlmann, K. Nasmyth, A. Varshavsky, Degradation of a cohesin subunit by the N-end rule pathway is essential for chromosome stability, Nature. 410 (2001) 955–959.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.J. Stoker, Differential Geometry, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 1988.
An edited book
V. Percec, ed., Hierarchical Macromolecular Structures: 60 Years after the Staudinger Nobel Prize II, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
S. Nanda, Variational Inequality and Complementarity Problem, in: S.K. Mishra (Ed.), Topics in Nonconvex Optimization: Theory and Applications, Springer, New York, NY, 2011: pp. 63–78.

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 Medicine and Surgery.

Blog post
E. Andrew, A ‘Sixth Sense’ For Humidity Helps Insects Stay Out Of Climatic Trouble, IFLScience. (2016). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office, 2020 Census: Prioritized Information Technology Research and Testing Is Needed for Census Design Decisions, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M. Papacostaki, Under the black sun, Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2010.

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
W. Hu, Want to Relax at Park or Pool in New York? Join the Crowd, New York Times. (2016) 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 Medicine and Surgery
AbbreviationAnn. Med. Surg. (Lond.)
ISSN (print)2049-0801

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