How to format your references using the Journal of Acute Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Acute Medicine. 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
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Betts RA. Offset of the potential carbon sink from boreal forestation by decreases in surface albedo. Nature. 2000;408(6809):187-190.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Jacobs HO, Whitesides GM. Submicrometer patterning of charge in thin-film electrets. Science. 2001;291(5509):1763-1766.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Unal E, Kinde B, Amon A. Gametogenesis eliminates age-induced cellular damage and resets life span in yeast. Science. 2011;332(6037):1554-1557.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Asselin-Labat ML, Vaillant F, Sheridan JM, et al. Control of mammary stem cell function by steroid hormone signalling. Nature. 2010;465(7299):798-802.

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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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechni, Laackmann K, Balthaus H, et al. Taschenbuch Für Den Tunnelbau 2015. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2015.
An edited book
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Manzini R, ed. Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain: Advanced Models, Tools and Applications for Storage Systems. Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Mohan J, Breeze B. How Intermediaries Affect the Distribution of Charitable Benefit. In: Breeze B, ed. The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times. Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016:91-112.

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 of Acute Medicine.

Blog post
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Taub B. The FDA Has Agreed To Let Scientists Turn MDMA Into A Medicine. IFLScience. Published December 12, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/fda-agreed-let-scientists-turn-mdma-into-medicine/

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. H.R. 7178, the Research and Development Authorization Estimates Act. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980.

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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Gomes MA. Cognitive Science Approaches to Actor Training: Interrogating Conceptual Language. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 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
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Sisario B, Coscarelli J. It’s Adele vs. Beyoncé. New York Times. February 9, 2017:C1.

In-text citations

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

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 of Acute Medicine
AbbreviationJ. Acute Med.
ISSN (print)2211-5587
Scope

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