How to format your references using the Autoimmunity Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Autoimmunity Reviews. 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
[1]
Till C. Earth science: Big geochemistry. Nature 2015;523:293–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Zhu L, Li B. Low thermal conductivity in ultrathin carbon nanotube (2, 1). Sci Rep 2014;4:4917.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Isakov SV, Melko RG, Hastings MB. Universal signatures of fractionalized quantum critical points. Science 2012;335:193–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Krause O, Tanaka M, Usuda T, Hattori T, Goto M, Birkmann S, et al. Tycho Brahe’s 1572 supernova as a standard type Ia as revealed by its light-echo spectrum. Nature 2008;456:617–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Abner DJ. The ETF Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Masys AJ, editor. Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challenges. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Tuschmann W, Wraith DJ. Early results about the space of positive scalar curvature metrics. In: Wraith DJ, editor. Moduli Spaces of Riemannian Metrics, Basel: Springer; 2015, p. 27–36.

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 Autoimmunity Reviews.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Complex Sugar Molecules May Be The Key To Safer Chemo. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/complex-sugar-molecules-may-be-key-safer-chemo/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Commercial Aviation: A Framework for Considering Federal Financial Assistance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Nellenbach KM. Contributions of oral language, problem-solving, and reading attitudes to young adolescents’ silent reading comprehension. Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina, 2010.

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]
Greenhouse L. Justices to Expand Review of “Partial-Birth” Abortion Ban. New York Times 2006:A14.

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 titleAutoimmunity Reviews
AbbreviationAutoimmun. Rev.
ISSN (print)1568-9972
ScopeImmunology
Immunology and Allergy

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