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]
Lohmann KJ. Q&A: Animal behaviour: Magnetic-field perception. Nature 2010;464:1140–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Eom Y-H, Jo H-H. Generalized friendship paradox in complex networks: the case of scientific collaboration. Sci Rep 2014;4:4603.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Toulokhonov I, Artsimovitch I, Landick R. Allosteric control of RNA polymerase by a site that contacts nascent RNA hairpins. Science 2001;292:730–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Koren I, Kaufman YJ, Remer LA, Martins JV. Measurement of the effect of Amazon smoke on inhibition of cloud formation. Science 2004;303:1342–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Porter AL, Cunningham SW. Tech Mining. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Capucci A, editor. Clinical Cases in Cardiology: A Guide to Learning and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Brinson MM. Classification of Wetlands. In: LePage BA, editor. Wetlands: Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011, p. 95–113.

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]
Andrew E. How We Discovered ‘Impossible’ Material That Both Conducts Electrity – And Doesn’t. IFLScience 2015.

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. USDA: Information on Classical Plant and Animal Breeding Activities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Tu KN. Novel bivalent organophosphates as inhibitors of butyrylcholinesterase — Compounds with potential for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and studies in the development of asymmetric catalytic Kabachnik-Fields reaction. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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]
Kelly M. Stranger in the Night. New York Times 2009:CY3.

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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