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. Narlikar JV. Venture funding for new ideas. Nature 2000; 404: 707.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Abbott MB, Wolfe AP. Intensive pre-Incan metallurgy recorded by lake sediments from the Bolivian Andes. Science 2003; 301: 1893–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Schmidt AR, Dörfelt H, Perrichot V. Carnivorous fungi from Cretaceous amber. Science 2007; 318: 1743.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hoffman SL, Subramanian GM, Collins FH, Venter JC. Plasmodium, human and Anopheles genomics and malaria. Nature 2002; 415: 702–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Glasgow LA. Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. Wu C ed. Early Navigation in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Maritime Archaeological Perspective. Singapore: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. García-Alcaraz JL, Maldonado-Macías AA. Research Methodology. In: Macías AAM, ed. Just-in-Time Elements and Benefits. Management and Industrial Engineering. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016; 89–111.

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. Andrews R. Enormous Japanese Sinkhole Fixed In Just One Week. IFLScience 2016. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/enormous-japanese-sinkhole-fixed-in-just-one-week/. 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. Community Placement of the Mentally Disabled in Michigan]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Mazgaeen L. Differential RNAi Approaches to Enhance Knockdown Efficiency of Target Gene Transcripts in the Highly DDT-Resistant 91-R Strain of Drosophila melanogaster. 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. Fernandez M, Pérez-Peña R, Montgomery D. For Human Cargo, Truck Door Closed Out the Light, and Life. 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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