How to format your references using the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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. Park RW. Anthropology. Stories of Arctic colonization. Science. 2014;345:1004–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Evan GI, Vousden KH. Proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis in cancer. Nature. 2001;411:342–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Laland KN, Odling-Smee J, Feldman MW. Causing a commotion. Nature. 2004;429:609.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Yamashita S, Miyagi C, Fukada T, Kagara N, Che Y-S, Hirano T. Zinc transporter LIVI controls epithelial-mesenchymal transition in zebrafish gastrula organizer. Nature. 2004;429:298–302.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Paoluzzi A, Pascucci V, Vicentino M, Baldazzi C, Portuesi S. Geometric Programming for Computer-Aided Design. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
1. Fritzsche K, McDaniel SH, Wirsching M, editors. Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. AbuRahma AF. Overview of Cerebrovascular Disease. In: AbuRahma AF, Bergan JJ, editors. Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Therapy. London: Springer; 2007. p. 33–49.

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 Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Spinal ‘Mini-Brain’ Assists In Balancing On Ice [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/spinal-mini-brain-assists-balancing-ice/

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. School Finance: Per-Pupil Spending Differences between Selected Inner City and Suburban Schools Varied by Metropolitan Area. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 Dec. Report No.: GAO-03-234.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Allen EL. Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement in Elementary Education [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 2015.

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. Hodgman J. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times. 2017 Aug 11;MM16.

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 titleAntimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
AbbreviationAntimicrob. Resist. Infect. Control
ISSN (online)2047-2994
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