How to format your references using the Clinical Microbiology Newsletter citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. 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]
Gupta S. Mental health: ups and downs. Nature 2014;510:S10-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Micchelli CA, Perrimon N. Evidence that stem cells reside in the adult Drosophila midgut epithelium. Nature 2006;439:475–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Dally JM, Emery NJ, Clayton NS. Food-caching western scrub-jays keep track of who was watching when. Science 2006;312:1662–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Gougoux F, Lepore F, Lassonde M, Voss P, Zatorre RJ, Belin P. Neuropsychology: pitch discrimination in the early blind. Nature 2004;430:309.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Stegmann JP. Strategic Value Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
[1]
Mansour S. Comprehensive and Clinical Anatomy of the Middle Ear. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Nogueira S, Ruichek Y, Gechter F, Koukam A, Charpillet F. An Artificial-Vision Based Environment Perception System. In: Abut H, Hansen JHL, Takeda K, editors. Advances for In-Vehicle and Mobile Systems: Challenges for International Standards, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007, p. 35–46.

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 Clinical Microbiology Newsletter.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/watch-octopus-hides-itself-coconut/ (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. Intercity Passenger Rail: Amtrak Needs to Improve Its Decisionmaking Process for Its Route and Service Proposals. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Ebrahimi A. A recreational and vocational program for foster youth who reside in group homes: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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]
Murphy MJO. Pork Belly, Yes; Popovers, No. New York Times 2013:LI9.

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 titleClinical Microbiology Newsletter
AbbreviationClin. Microbiol. Newsl.
ISSN (print)0196-4399
ScopeInfectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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