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]
Zhang W. Voltage-driven spintronic logic gates in graphene nanoribbons. Sci Rep 2014;4:6320.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hannisdal B, Peters SE. Phanerozoic Earth system evolution and marine biodiversity. Science 2011;334:1121–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Blackstone E, Morrison M, Roth MB. H2S induces a suspended animation-like state in mice. Science 2005;308:518.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lei M, Wang J, Li JR, Wang YG, Tang HL, Wang WJ. Emerging methanol-tolerant AlN nanowire oxygen reduction electrocatalyst for alkaline direct methanol fuel cell. Sci Rep 2014;4:6013.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Mariño PP. Optimization of Computer Networks - Modeling and Algorithms. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Cannarsa P. Introduzione alla teoria della misura e all’analisi funzionale. Milano: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Curbera GP, Ricker WJ. Vector Measures, Integration and Applications. In: Boulabiar K, Buskes G, Triki A, editors. Positivity, Basel: Birkhäuser; 2007, p. 127–60.

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]
Davis J. Five Reasons Not To Care About Climate Change. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/five-reasons-not-care-about-climate-change/ (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. Comments on Legislation To Establish a Department of Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Mcfarlane N. Information power efficiency tradeoffs in mixed signal CMOS circuits. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 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]
Novick SM. From Sound’s Floor to Holiday Table. New York Times 2014:LI10.

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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