How to format your references using the Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases (BJID). 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
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Schilling G. Sloan Digital Sky Survey. A hundred million points of light. Nature. 2000;407(6804):557.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Collier P., Alles CM. Materials science. Materials ecology: an industrial perspective. Science. 2010;330(6006):919–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Long JCS., Loy F., Morgan MG. Policy: Start research on climate engineering. Nature. 2015;518(7537):29–31.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Zheng Z., Sheng B., Gao C., et al. Highly stereoselective biosynthesis of (R)-α-hydroxy carboxylic acids through rationally re-designed mutation of D-lactate dehydrogenase. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3401.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Subramanian MN. Plastics Additives and Testing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Purchase D. Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Muller M., Gras R., Appel RD., Bienvenut WV., Hochstrasser DF. Signal Traitment and Virtual Images Production (2/2). In: Bienvenut WV, editor. Acceleration and Improvement of Protein Identification by Mass Spectrometry. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005. p. 169–88.

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 Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Scientists Make Neurons From Human Skin Cells Using Only Chemicals. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/scientists-make-neurons-human-skin-cells-using-only-chemicals/ [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
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Government Accountability Office. Aviation Security: Efforts to Measure Effectiveness and Strengthen Security Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Bartaula B. Stand Level Growth and Survival Equations for Cutover Sites Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Mid-Gulf Region of Southern United States. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 2017.

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
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Barron J. A Piece of Film History, Hidden in a Home Movie. New York Times. 2016:A19.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
AbbreviationBraz. J. Infect. Dis.
ISSN (print)1413-8670
ISSN (online)1678-4391
Scope

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