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. Chrzan DC. Materials science. Metallurgy in the age of silicon. Science. 2005;310:1623–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Waterhouse PM, Hellens RP. Plant biology: Coding in non-coding RNAs. Nature. 2015;520:41–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Helbing D, Farkas I, Vicsek T. Simulating dynamical features of escape panic. Nature. 2000;407:487–90.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Griffith EM, Paytan A, Caldeira K, Bullen TD, Thomas E. A dynamic marine calcium cycle during the past 28 million years. Science. 2008;322:1671–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. George AM, editor. ABC Transporters - 40 Years on. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Do LLTN, Nguyen Do LLT, Axe JB, McKnight C, Ball CR, Hall JN, et al. 2008 Education for All Handicapped Children Act. In: Goldstein S, Naglieri JA, editors. Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011. p. 547–8.

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. Extinction Alert: Saving The World From A Deadly Asteroid Impact [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/extinction-alert-saving-the-world-from-a-deadly-asteroid-impact/

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. Schedule Delays and Cost Overruns Plague DOD Automated Information Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 May. Report No.: T-IMTEC-89-8.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Evans KM. Evolution of Craniofacial Diversity in Neotropical Electric Fishes (Gymnotiformes: Teleostei) [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. Billard M. A Brooklyn Life On the Big Screen. New York Times. 2013 Aug 29;E5.

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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