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]
Rich P. Chemiosmotic coupling: The cost of living. Nature 2003;421:583.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Butte NF, Ellis KJ. Comment on “Obesity and the environment: where do we go from here?” Science 2003;301:598; author reply 598.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Skourti-Stathaki K, Kamieniarz-Gdula K, Proudfoot NJ. R-loops induce repressive chromatin marks over mammalian gene terminators. Nature 2014;516:436–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Karamichos D, Hutcheon AEK, Rich CB, Trinkaus-Randall V, Asara JM, Zieske JD. In vitro model suggests oxidative stress involved in keratoconus disease. Sci Rep 2014;4:4608.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Arboleda H, Royer J-C. Model-Driven and Software Product Line Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Winer JA, Schreiner CE, editors. The Inferior Colliculus. New York, NY: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Agostini P, Suter GW, Gottardo S, Giubilato E. Indicators and Endpoints for Risk-Based Decision Processes with Decision Support Systems. In: Marcomini A, Suter GW II, Critto A, editors. Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009, p. 1–18.

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]
Carpineti A. A Brand New View Of Two Hidden Supermassive Black Holes. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/a-brand-new-view-on-two-hiding-supermassive-black-holes/ (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. Corrections and Pretrial Diversion Projects Funded by Grants From LEAA. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Meier MR. Exploring the effects of school calendars on student achievement. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 2009.

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]
Kenigsberg B. Daddy’s Dreams, Recast by His Girls. New York Times 2016:C13.

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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