How to format your references using the Annual Review of Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annual Review of 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
Ferry DK. 2012. Applied physics. Ohm’s law in a quantum world. Science. 335(6064):45–46
A journal article with 2 authors
Harris SE, Bellino M. 2013. IBI* series winner. DNA barcoding from NYC to Belize. Science. 342(6165):1462–63
A journal article with 3 authors
Benton MJ, Wills MA, Hitchin R. 2000. Quality of the fossil record through time. Nature. 403(6769):534–37
A journal article with 4 or more authors
de Anda FC, Pollarolo G, Da Silva JS, et al. 2005. Centrosome localization determines neuronal polarity. Nature. 436(7051):704–8

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davis TG. 2010. Java® and Mac OS® X. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Andreosso-O’Callaghan B, Royall F, eds. 2013. Economic and Political Change in Asia and Europe: Social Movement Analyses. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. XVIII, 306 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
Argyris N, Figueira JR, Morton A. 2011. Interactive Multicriteria Methods in Portfolio Decision Analysis. In Portfolio Decision Analysis: Improved Methods for Resource Allocation, ed A Salo, J Keisler, A Morton, pp. 107–30. New York, NY: Springer

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 Annual Review of Medicine.

Blog post
Fang J. 2015. New Species of Extinct River Dolphin Discovered in Panama. IFLScience.


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. 2014. Ineffective Planning and Oversight Practices Underscore the Need for Improved Contract Management. GAO-14-694, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shamloo Aliabadi E. 2013. The effect of distortion on trajectory of diesel Particulate Matters (PM) from mobile sources. Doctoral dissertation thesis. California State University, Long Beach

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
Billard M. 2010. Top Hats, Bottom Prices. New York Times, April 15, p. E5

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 titleAnnual Review of Medicine
AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Med.
ISSN (print)0066-4219
ISSN (online)1545-326X
ScopeGeneral Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
General Medicine

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