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. Lawler A. BROOKHAVEN LAB: Forbes Loses in Fallout From Reactor Fight. Science. 2000;289:2021b.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Dubcovsky J, Dvorak J. Genome plasticity a key factor in the success of polyploid wheat under domestication. Science. 2007;316:1862–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Huey RB, Losos JB, Moritz C. Ecology. Are lizards toast? Science. 2010;328:832–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hajiyev P, Cong C, Qiu C, Yu T. Contrast and Raman spectroscopy study of single- and few-layered charge density wave material: 2H-TaSe₂. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2593.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Elias H-G. Macromolecules. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2009.
An edited book
1. Quarteroni A, editor. Modeling the Heart and the Circulatory System. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Claxton NS, Ross ST. The Essentials of Light Microscopy. In: Gersen SL, Keagle MB, editors. The Principles of Clinical Cytogenetics. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 67–76.

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. Hamilton K. Robot Rights: At What Point Should An Intelligent Machine Be Considered A “Person’’?” [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/robot-rights-at-what-point-should-an-intelligent-machine-be-considered-a-person/

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. Regulatory Effects on R&D Are Better Assessed As Part of the Innovation Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982 Feb. Report No.: PAD-82-1.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dotson KT. Smoke points of microgravity and normal gravity coflow diffusion flames [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2009.

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. Wilson M. Trump’s First Visit Home Will Not Be a Sleepover. New York Times. 2017 May 2;A13.

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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