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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Heitman J. Cell biology. A fungal Achilles’ heel. Science 2005;309(5744):2175–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bada JL., Lazcano A. Perceptions of science. Prebiotic soup--revisiting the Miller experiment. Science 2003;300(5620):745–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Templeton CN., Greene E., Davis K. Allometry of alarm calls: black-capped chickadees encode information about predator size. Science 2005;308(5730):1934–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Mayfield JA., Fiebig A., Johnstone SE., Preuss D. Gene families from the Arabidopsis thaliana pollen coat proteome. Science 2001;292(5526):2482–5.

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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Ancheyta J. Modeling and Simulation of Catalytic Reactors for Petroleum Refining. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Pelc A., Schwarzmann AA. Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems: 17th International Symposium, SSS 2015, Edmonton, AB, Canada, August 18-21, 2015, Proceedings. vol. 9212. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Zawadzki P. Improved Estimation of Success Probability of the Shor’s Algorithm. In: Kwiecień A, Gaj P, and Stera P, editors. Computer Networks: 17th Conference, CN 2010, Ustroń, Poland, June 15-19, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 49–57.

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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Taub B. Brazilian Vampire Bats Are Now Feasting On Human Blood. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/brazilian-vampire-bats-now-feasting-human-blood/. 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. Computer Security: Hackers Penetrate DOD Computer Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

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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Millar CL. Re-specting graffiti: Transgression at play in art, language, and ritual. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, 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
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Wagner J. Dodgers’ Turner Delivers Decisive Final Blow in a Battle of Bullpens. New York Times 2017:D4.

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
Scope

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