How to format your references using the Infectious Disease Modelling citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Infectious Disease Modelling. 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
Nachtsheim, B. J. (2014). Chemistry. Creating antioxidants by oxidation catalysis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6194), 270–271.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pandey, A., & Mann, M. (2000). Proteomics to study genes and genomes. Nature, 405(6788), 837–846.
A journal article with 3 authors
Poinar, H., Kuch, M., & Pääbo, S. (2001). Molecular analyses of oral polio vaccine samples. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5517), 743–744.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
McClure, S. M., Laibson, D. I., Loewenstein, G., & Cohen, J. D. (2004). Separate neural systems value immediate and delayed monetary rewards. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5695), 503–507.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Müller, B., & Van de Voorde, M. (2017). Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human Health. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Bock, H. G., Hoang, X. P., Rannacher, R., & Schlöder, J. P. (Eds.). (2014). Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes - HPSC 2012: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on High Performance Scientific Computing, March 5-9, 2012, Hanoi, Vietnam. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Ejnisman, B., Terra, B. B., & Costantini, A. (2015). Coracoid Process. In G. I. Bain, E. Itoi, G. Di Giacomo, & H. Sugaya (Eds.), Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder (pp. 47–55). Springer.

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 Infectious Disease Modelling.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2017, April 5). Male Garter Snakes Enjoy Orgies So Much They Will Almost Die For Them. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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
Government Accountability Office. (1988). ADP Standards: Army Cancels Restrictive 3-Tier Architecture Standards (IMTEC-88-13). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kemp, L. S. (2013). Perspective processing in language comprehension: Embodied efffects depend on the pronoun [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Marx, L. (2014, September 7). When ‘The Hokey Pokey’ Just Doesn’t Cut It. New York Times, ST28.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Nachtsheim, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Nachtsheim, 2014; Pandey & Mann, 2000).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Pandey & Mann, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Poinar et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (McClure et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleInfectious Disease Modelling
AbbreviationInfect. Dis. Model.
ISSN (print)2468-0427

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