How to format your references using the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 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]
Dyson PJ. Journal club. A chemist highlights promising organometallic drugs. Nature 2009;458:389.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Caruthers M, Wells R. Retrospective. Har Gobind Khorana (1922-2011). Science 2011;334:1511.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Chadderton P, Margrie TW, Häusser M. Integration of quanta in cerebellar granule cells during sensory processing. Nature 2004;428:856–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lee JH, Fang L, Vlahos E, Ke X, Jung YW, Kourkoutis LF, et al. A strong ferroelectric ferromagnet created by means of spin-lattice coupling. Nature 2010;466:954–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Young GC. Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Vincent J-L, editor. Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2016. 1st ed. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gayon J. Does Oxygen Have a Function, or Where Should the Regress of Functional Ascriptions Stop in Biology? In: Huneman P, editor. Functions: selection and mechanisms, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013, p. 67–79.

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 International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Artificial Sweeteners Increase Flies’ Appetites. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/artificial-sweeteners-increase-flies-appetites/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. A Long-Term Plan Is Needed To Guide DOE and Multiprogram Laboratory Research and Development Activities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1984.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Viator L. Thanatos. Doctoral dissertation. 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]
Couturier K. The Agony, and Occasional Rewards, of the Overbooked Flight. New York Times 2017:B6.

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 titleInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
AbbreviationInt. J. Antimicrob. Agents
ISSN (print)0924-8579
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)
Pharmacology (medical)

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