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. Girardi L. Astronomy. One good cosmic measure. Science 2014; 345: 1001–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lea AM, Ryan MJ. SEXUAL SELECTION. Irrationality in mate choice revealed by túngara frogs. Science 2015; 349: 964–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Schneider DM, Nelson A, Mooney R. A synaptic and circuit basis for corollary discharge in the auditory cortex. Nature 2014; 513: 189–94.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kerschensteiner D, Morgan JL, Parker ED, Lewis RM, Wong ROL. Neurotransmission selectively regulates synapse formation in parallel circuits in vivo. Nature 2009; 460: 1016–20.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Dinçer İ, Zamfirescu C. Drying Phenomena. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
1. Majumdar R, Tabuada P eds. Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control: 12th International Conference, HSCC 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 13-15, 2009. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Nasim F-UH, Khalil R, Sumreen A, Chaudhry MS, Ashraf M. Nickel Metal Uptake and Metal-Specific Stress Alleviation in a Perennial Desert Grass Cenchrus ciliaris. In: Öztürk M, Ashraf M, Aksoy A, Ahmad MSA, Hakeem KR, eds. Plants, Pollutants and Remediation. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2015; 99–110.

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 E. Want Your Kids To Learn Another Language? Teach Them Code. IFLScience 2015. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/want-your-kids-learn-another-language-teach-them-code/. 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. Claim of Raines High School for Advertisements Placed in the School Yearbook and Newspaper. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Marquez HH. Social Capital, Academics, and Sense of Belonging among High School Foster Youth. 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. Etheredge P by G. The High Line. New York Times 2016: RE9.

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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