How to format your references using the Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements. 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]
Graf H-F. Atmospheric science. The complex interaction of aerosols and clouds. Science 2004;303:1309–11.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Feinberg EH, Hunter CP. Transport of dsRNA into cells by the transmembrane protein SID-1. Science 2003;301:1545–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hayden EJ, Ferrada E, Wagner A. Cryptic genetic variation promotes rapid evolutionary adaptation in an RNA enzyme. Nature 2011;474:92–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kostić S, Franović I, Perc M, Vasović N, Todorović K. Triggered dynamics in a model of different fault creep regimes. Sci Rep 2014;4:5401.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Kassapoglou C. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Ng I, Parry G, Wild P, McFarlane D, Tasker P, editors. Complex Engineering Service Systems: Concepts and Research. London: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Pólya G, Tarjan RE, Woods DR. Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion. In: Tarjan RE, Woods DR, editors. Notes on Introductory Combinatorics, Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2010, p. 32–40.

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 Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements.

Blog post
[1]
Evans K. What 5 Popular Drugs Including Weed And Booze Do To Your Body And Brain. IFLScience 2017.

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. Guaranteed Student Loans: Better Criteria Needed for Financing Guarantee Agencies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Solano EA. Hindemith’s Sonata for Viola, ope 11, no.4 A compositional and historical perspective. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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]
Chapman MM. Hundreds in Detroit Protest Over Move to Shut Off Water. New York Times 2014: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 titleArchives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements
ISSN (print)1878-6480
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