How to format your references using the Archives of Medical Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archives of Medical Research. 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
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Szpiro G. Economics: Value judgements. Nature. 2013 Aug 29;500(7464):521–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Nienborg H, Cumming BG. Decision-related activity in sensory neurons reflects more than a neuron’s causal effect. Nature. 2009 May 7;459(7243):89–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Obayashi M, Yoshimitsu J, Fukao Y. Tearing of stagnant slab. Science. 2009 May 29;324(5931):1173–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Amaral PP, Dinger ME, Mercer TR, Mattick JS. The eukaryotic genome as an RNA machine. Science. 2008 Mar 28;319(5871):1787–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Abid MM. Spacecraft Sensors. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
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Bowers A. An Introductory Course in Functional Analysis. Kalton NJ, editor. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. XVI, 232 p. 2 illus. (Universitext).
A chapter in an edited book
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DiMauro LF, Roedig CA. Strong-Field Atomic Physics in the X-ray Regime. In: Yamanouchi K, Paulus GG, Mathur D, editors. Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science: Volume X. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 65–76. (Springer Series in Chemical Physics).

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 Medical Research.

Blog post
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Andrew E. World First - Baby Polar Bears Caught On Camera Opening Their Eyes For The First Time [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/world-first-baby-polar-bears-caught-camera-opening-their-eyes-first-time/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Information Resellers: Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013 Sep. Report No.: GAO-13-663.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Hudson WC. Spreading the dao, managing mastership, and performing salvation: The life and alchemical teachings of Chen Zhixu [Doctoral dissertation]. [Bloomington, IN]: Indiana 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
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Kercher S. Mothers Becoming Fast Friends, With a Swipe. New York Times. 2017 May 10;D10.

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 titleArchives of Medical Research
AbbreviationArch. Med. Res.
ISSN (print)0188-4409
ISSN (online)1873-5487
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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