How to format your references using the Current HIV/AIDS Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 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
1. Romanowicz B. Geophysics. The thickness of tectonic plates. Science. 2009;324:474–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Cahoon LA, Seifert HS. An alternative DNA structure is necessary for pilin antigenic variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Science. 2009;325:764–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ferrier KL, Huppert KL, Perron JT. Climatic control of bedrock river incision. Nature. 2013;496:206–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kang HJ, Yi YW, Hong YB, Kim HJ, Jang Y-J, Seong Y-S, et al. HER2 confers drug resistance of human breast cancer cells through activation of NRF2 by direct interaction. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7201.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Monks RAG, Reed Lajoux A, LeBaron D. Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Delgado JMPQ, editor. Drying and Wetting of Building Materials and Components. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Mühlberg JT, Cleemput S, Mustafa MA, Van Bulck J, Preneel B, Piessens F. An Implementation of a High Assurance Smart Meter Using Protected Module Architectures. In: Foresti S, Lopez J, editors. Information Security Theory and Practice: 10th IFIP WG 112 International Conference, WISTP 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 26–27, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 53–69.

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 Current HIV/AIDS Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. What Do Aliens Look Like? The Clue Is In Evolution [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/what-do-aliens-look-like-the-clue-is-in-evolution/

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. Digital Television Transition: Information on the Implementation of the Converter Box Subsidy Program and Consumer Participation in the Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008 Sep. Report No.: GAO-08-1161T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wang X. Inferences on Gamma Distributions: Uncensored and Censored Cases [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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
1. Hodara S. Where Paintings Have Overtaken Pixels. New York Times. 2016 Feb 21;CT9.

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 titleCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports
AbbreviationCurr. HIV/AIDS Rep.
ISSN (print)1548-3568
ISSN (online)1548-3576
ScopeVirology
Infectious Diseases

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