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]
Watson M. Test the effects of ash on jet engines. Nature 2015;520:133.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
DeMeo FE, Carry B. Solar System evolution from compositional mapping of the asteroid belt. Nature 2014;505:629–34.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Pronin SV, Reiher CA, Shenvi RA. Stereoinversion of tertiary alcohols to tertiary-alkyl isonitriles and amines. Nature 2013;501:195–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Bashor CJ, Helman NC, Yan S, Lim WA. Using engineered scaffold interactions to reshape MAP kinase pathway signaling dynamics. Science 2008;319:1539–43.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Albalate A, Minker W. Semi-Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Witrant E, Fridman E, Sename O, Dugard L, editors. Recent Results on Time-Delay Systems: Analysis and Control. vol. 5. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Li R, Emmerich MTM, Eggermont J, Bovenkamp EGP, Bäck T, Dijkstra J, et al. Mixed-Integer NK Landscapes. In: Runarsson TP, Beyer H-G, Burke E, Merelo-Guervós JJ, Whitley LD, Yao X, editors. Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN IX: 9th International Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 9-13, 2006, Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006, p. 42–51.

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]
Luntz S. Crossing When Black? It’ll Take Longer. IFLScience 2015.

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. Transportation Infrastructure: States’ Implementation of Transportation Management Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Dubin-Thaler BJ. Evidence for hierarchical control of conserved, discrete motility types in crawling motility. Doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2008.

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]
Wagner J. Versatile Met Tries to Pull a Murphy. New York Times 2016:B13.

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
Scope

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