How to format your references using the Journal des Anti-infectieux citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal des Anti-infectieux. 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
Garber K. Science careers. Translational institute unites unlikely partners at Penn. Science 2007;317:968–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Costache MV, Valenzuela SO. Experimental spin ratchet. Science 2010;330:1645–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Romero R, Dey SK, Fisher SJ. Preterm labor: one syndrome, many causes. Science 2014;345:760–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yao Y, Lu WL, Xu B, Li CB, Lin CP, Waxman D, et al. The increase of the functional entropy of the human brain with age. Sci Rep 2013;3:2853.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perez A. IP, Ethernet and MPLS Networks. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Pupolin S, editor. Wireless Communications 2007 CNIT Thyrrenian Symposium. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Connor MJ, Oommen A. Clinical Pearls: Non-dialytic Management of Kidney Complications in the Postoperative Period. In: Thakar CV, Parikh CR, editors. Perioperative Kidney Injury: Principles of Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, New York, NY: Springer; 2015, p. 53–65.

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 Journal des Anti-infectieux.

Blog post
Andrew E. Winter May Be Returning To Westeros, But Our Next Ice Age Is On Hold. IFLScience 2016. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Statewide Transportation Planning: Opportunities Exist to Transition to Performance-Based Planning and Federal Oversight. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Roy R. “Jagoron: Awakening” to Gender in Non Governmental Organizations in Contemporary Bengal. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State 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
Forsythe M, Stevenson A. Gadfly Nettles Chinese Elite From 5th Ave. New York Times 2017:A1.

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 titleJournal des Anti-infectieux
ISSN (print)2210-6545
ScopeInfectious Diseases
Pharmacology (medical)

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