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
Ploegh H (2011) End the wasteful tyranny of reviewer experiments. Nature 472:391
A journal article with 2 authors
Samet JM, Wipfli HL (2010) Globe still in grip of addiction. Nature 463:1020–1021
A journal article with 3 authors
Cho MK, McGee G, Magnus D (2006) Research conduct. Lessons of the stem cell scandal. Science 311:614–615
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Adams RB Jr, Gordon HL, Baird AA, et al (2003) Effects of gaze on amygdala sensitivity to anger and fear faces. Science 300:1536

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lemaire M (2014) Mechanics and Uncertainty. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Liu B (ed) (2011) The Plant Cytoskeleton. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Calvo HL, Pastawski HM, Jalabert RA (2009) Time-Reversal Mirrors In Chaotic Cavities. In: Casati G, Matrasulov D (eds) Complex Phenomena in Nanoscale Systems. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 37–49

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
Luntz S (2014) Evidence Found For The Higgs Boson Direct Decay Into Fermions. 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 (1982) Methodology Transfer Paper 3. 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
Liza JS (2009) Mentors’ perceptions of bullying in middle and high school settings. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Crow K (2000) Midnight at the Oasis, as Restaurant’s Lease Is Withdrawn. New York Times 147

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ploegh 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Samet and Wipfli 2010; Ploegh 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Samet and Wipfli 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Adams et al. 2003)

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

Other styles