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]
Smaglik P. A dose of reality. Nature. 2004;432:655.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Oreskes N, Conway EM. Defeating the merchants of doubt. Nature. 2010;465:686–687.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Chao BF, Wu YH, Li YS. Impact of artificial reservoir water impoundment on global sea level. Science. 2008;320:212–214.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Hofheinz M, Weig EM, Ansmann M, et al. Generation of Fock states in a superconducting quantum circuit. Nature. 2008;454:310–314.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Nguyen T. Investing in the High Yield Municipal Market. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Abu-Khalaf M. Nonlinear H2/H∞ Constrained Feedback Control: A Practical Design Approach Using Neural Networks. Huang J, Lewis FL, editors. London: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Jorgensen TJ, Qin H-D, Shugart YY. From Family Study to Population Study: A History of Genetic Mapping for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC). In: Shugart YY, editor. Applied Computational Genomics. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012. p. 35–60.

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]
Andrew E. Schrödinger’s Cat Gets A Reality Check. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Inquiry Into Allegations of Improprieties at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982. Report No.: FPCD-83-23. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Garrett D. A quantitative study of STEM goal and role alignment across stakeholder leaders in California: Advocacy for application of a systems solution approach [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2013.

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]
Johnson G. When Radiation Isn’t the Risk. New York Times. 2015 Sep 22;D3.

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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