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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 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. Schiermeier Q. Call for more accelerator research. Nature 2000; 405: 988.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Gillett NP, Thompson DWJ. Simulation of recent southern hemisphere climate change. Science 2003; 302: 273–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Rowe C, Harris JM, Roberts SC. Sporting contests: seeing red? Putting sportswear in context. Nature 2005; 437: E10; discussion E10-1.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Seal K, Sharoni A, Messman JM, et al. Resolving transitions in the mesoscale domain configuration in VO2 using laser speckle pattern analysis. Sci Rep 2014; 4: 6259.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Katsilambros N, Diakoumopoulou E, Ioannidis I, et al. Diabetes in Clinical Practice. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Dubitzky W, Southgate J, Fuß H eds. Understanding the Dynamics of Biological Systems: Lessons Learned from Integrative Systems Biology. New York, NY: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Thielen C, Krumke SO. Truthful Mechanisms for Selfish Routing and Two-Parameter Agents. In: Mavronicolas M, Papadopoulou VG, eds. Algorithmic Game Theory: Second International Symposium, SAGT 2009, Paphos, Cyprus, October 18-20, 2009. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009; 36–47.

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 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. Five Foods To Always Avoid At The Supermarket. IFLScience 2016. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/five-foods-to-always-avoid-at-the-supermarket/. 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. Higher Education: Activities Underway to Improve Teacher Training, but Reporting on These Activities Could Be Enhanced. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Nelson T. Project Motherhood: A Grant Proposal Project. 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. Burns A, Goodnough A. Democrats Focus On Bill’s Stance On Prior Illness. New York Times 2017: A1.

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 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
AbbreviationJ. Antimicrob. Chemother.
ISSN (print)0305-7453
ISSN (online)1460-2091
ScopeInfectious Diseases
Pharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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