How to format your references using the Current Infectious Disease Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Infectious Disease 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. Batty M. Rank clocks. Nature. 2006;444:592–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Ceci S, Williams WM. Darwin 200: Should scientists study race and IQ? YES: The scientific truth must be pursued. Nature. 2009;457:788–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hren MT, Tice MM, Chamberlain CP. Oxygen and hydrogen isotope evidence for a temperate climate 3.42 billion years ago. Nature. 2009;462:205–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Witte S, Zinkstok RT, Ubachs W, Hogervorst W, Eikema KSE. Deep-ultraviolet quantum interference metrology with ultrashort laser pulses. Science. 2005;307:400–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Joglekar AM. Industrial Statistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Blanke CD, Rödel C, Talamonti MS, editors. Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Practical Guide. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Savransky M. Modes of Connection. In: Stengers I, editor. The Adventure of Relevance: An Ethics of Social Inquiry. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016. p. 121–51.

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 Infectious Disease Reports.

Blog post
1. Evans K. Do Superheroes Make Children More Aggressive Rather Than Heroic? IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017.

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. Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA’s Ulysses Mission to the Sun. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 May. Report No.: NSIAD-88-129FS.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Crowley CJ. A critical analysis of the CELF-4: The responsible clinician’s guide to the CELF-4 [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia University; 2010.

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. St. John Kelly E. The Puck Glides at Night In Amateur Hockey League. New York Times. 1994 Oct 16;150.

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 Infectious Disease Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Infect. Dis. Rep.
ISSN (print)1523-3847
ISSN (online)1534-3146
ScopeInfectious Diseases

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