How to format your references using the Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis. 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
O’shea TJ (2000) PCBs Not to Blame. Science 288:1965d–6d
A journal article with 2 authors
Wei H-R, Deng F-G (2014) Scalable quantum computing based on stationary spin qubits in coupled quantum dots inside double-sided optical microcavities. Sci Rep 4:7551
A journal article with 3 authors
Inaba M, Buszczak M, Yamashita YM (2015) Nanotubes mediate niche-stem-cell signalling in the Drosophila testis. Nature 523:329–332
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zhang JV, Ren P-G, Avsian-Kretchmer O, et al (2005) Obestatin, a peptide encoded by the ghrelin gene, opposes ghrelin’s effects on food intake. Science 310:996–999

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grigorenko YN, Chilingar GV, Sobolev VS, et al (2012) Petroleum Accumulation Zones on Continental Margins. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Asea AAA, Kaur P, Calderwood SK (eds) (2016) Heat Shock Proteins and Plants. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Cushman RA, McDaneld TG, Kuehn LA, et al (2014) Incorporation of Genetic Technologies Associated with Applied Reproductive Technologies to Enhance World Food Production. In: Lamb GC, DiLorenzo N (eds) Current and Future Reproductive Technologies and World Food Production. Springer, New York, NY, pp 77–96

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 Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Celebrate 50 Years Of Humans Walking In Space With NASA. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (1980) Question Concerning Whether Funds Available Under Career Education Incentive Act Were Illegally Rescinded. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bennett MA (2017) The Underrepresentation of Registered Nurses in Hospital CEO Positions: A Grounded Theory Study. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Wagner J (2017) New Stat for a Slugger: Back Page Appearances. New York Times B9

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (O’shea 2000).
This sentence cites two references (O’shea 2000; Wei and Deng 2014).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Wei and Deng 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
AbbreviationArch. Immunol. Ther. Exp. (Warsz.)
ISSN (print)0004-069X
ISSN (online)1661-4917
General Medicine
Immunology and Allergy

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