How to format your references using the JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. 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
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Zhang D-P. Plant science. Signaling to the nucleus with a loaded GUN. Science 2007;316(5825):700–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lomakin IB., Steitz TA. The initiation of mammalian protein synthesis and mRNA scanning mechanism. Nature 2013;500(7462):307–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yohe G., Andronova N., Schlesinger M. Climate. To hedge or not against an uncertain climate future? Science 2004;306(5695):416–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Kamlapure A., Das T., Ganguli SC., Parmar JB., Bhattacharyya S., Raychaudhuri P. Emergence of nanoscale inhomogeneity in the superconducting state of a homogeneously disordered conventional superconductor. Sci Rep 2013;3:2979.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Lakshminarayana B. Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer of Turbomachinery. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
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Aizawa K., Nakamura Y., Satoh S. Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2004: 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Tokyo, Japan, November 30 - December 3, 2004. Proceedings, Part II. vol. 3332. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Zhou Y., Evans D. Protecting Private Web Content from Embedded Scripts. In: Atluri V, and Diaz C, editors. Computer Security – ESORICS 2011: 16th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, Leuven, Belgium, September 12-14,2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 60–79.

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 JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Pain Sensing Nerves. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-convert-human-skin-cells-pain-sensing-nerves/. 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
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Government Accountability Office. Private Enterprise, Public Responsibilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Acosta J. Building bridges: A specialized training program for professionals in school settings to address bullying in LGBTQ youth: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
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Vecsey G. A Fly on the Wall In the Inner Sanctum Of American Soccer. New York Times 2011:B9.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleJACC: Cardiovascular Interventions
ISSN (print)1936-8798
ISSN (online)1876-7605
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