How to format your references using the Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases. 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
[1]
Haszeldine RS. Carbon capture and storage: how green can black be? Science 2009;325:1647–52.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Carmeliet P, Tessier-Lavigne M. Common mechanisms of nerve and blood vessel wiring. Nature 2005;436:193–200.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Healy LL, Cronin JG, Sheldon IM. Endometrial cells sense and react to tissue damage during infection of the bovine endometrium via interleukin 1. Sci Rep 2014;4:7060.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Croucher NJ, Harris SR, Fraser C, Quail MA, Burton J, van der Linden M, et al. Rapid pneumococcal evolution in response to clinical interventions. Science 2011;331:430–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Grinshpan L. Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Mastorakis N, Sakellaris J, editors. Advances in Numerical Methods. vol. 11. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Jobst AA. A Primer on Structured Finance. In: Satchell S, editor. Derivatives and Hedge Funds, London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016, p. 72–90.

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 Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases.

Blog post
[1]
Taub B. Deep Sea Squid Uses Optical Fibers To Create An Invisibility Cloak. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/deep-sea-squid-uses-optical-fibers-to-create-an-invisibility-cloak/ (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. Weather Forecasting: Recommendations to Address New Weather Processing System Development Risks. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Naik M. Automating the process of antibiotic susceptibility testing. 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
[1]
Brantley B. Remembering Mama, as She Forgets. New York Times 2017:C1.

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 of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Tuberc. Other Mycobact. Dis.
ISSN (print)2405-5794
Scope

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