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. Sovacool BK. Diversity: Energy studies need social science. Nature. 2014;511:529–30.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Reinhart BJ, Bartel DP. Small RNAs correspond to centromere heterochromatic repeats. Science. 2002;297:1831.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Anderson JS, Rittle J, Peters JC. Catalytic conversion of nitrogen to ammonia by an iron model complex. Nature. 2013;501:84–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ivan M, Kondo K, Yang H, Kim W, Valiando J, Ohh M, et al. HIFalpha targeted for VHL-mediated destruction by proline hydroxylation: implications for O2 sensing. Science. 2001;292:464–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lynn PA. Electricity from Sunlight. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
1. Conti N. Citizens, Europe and the Media: Have New Media made Citizens more Eurosceptical? Memoli V, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Baehr HD. Convective heat and mass transfer. Flows with phase change. In: Stephan K, editor. Heat and Mass Transfer. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. p. 405–502.

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 E. Eleven Body Fluids We Couldn’t Live Without [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/eleven-body-fluids-we-couldn-t-live-without/

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. Guaranteed Student Loans: Comparisons of Single State and Multistate Guaranty Agencies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Jul. Report No.: HRD-89-92.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Yi M. Interrater reliability between novice and expert functional movement screen raters [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: 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. Ewing J. Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles After Emission-Cheating Claims. New York Times. 2017 May 19;B3.

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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