How to format your references using the Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy. 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]
Said R. Did Nile flooding sink two ancient cities? Nature. 2002;415:37–38.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Chakraborty A, Bandyopadhyay S. FOGSAA: Fast Optimal Global Sequence Alignment Algorithm. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1746.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Arnqvist G, Jones TM, Elgar MA. Insect behaviour: reversal of sex roles in nuptial feeding. Nature. 2003;424:387.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Dymond JS, Richardson SM, Coombes CE, et al. Synthetic chromosome arms function in yeast and generate phenotypic diversity by design. Nature. 2011;477:471–476.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Gray R. A History of American Literature. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Dolev S, Haist T, Oltean M, editors. Optical SuperComputing: First International Workshop, OSC 2008, Vienna, Austria, August 26, 2008. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kim R, Albert LR. Context of Elementary Mathematics Education in South Korea. In: Albert LR, editor. Mathematics Teaching and Learning: South Korean Elementary Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 49–61.

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 Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. We Could Soon Prove If Life Began Outside The Solar System Or Not [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/we-could-soon-prove-if-life-began-outside-solar-system-or-not/.

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. Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Plans to Close and Contract Out Low-Activity Towers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994. Report No.: RCED-94-265. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Castan JU. Congruence x employment tenure: A study with transitioning youth with disabilities [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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]
Walsh MW. Shuttle’s End Leaves NASA A Pension Bill. New York Times. 2011 Jun 15;A1.

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 titleExpert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
AbbreviationExpert Rev. Anti. Infect. Ther.
ISSN (print)1478-7210
ISSN (online)1744-8336
ScopeMicrobiology
Virology
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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