How to format your references using the Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. 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
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Solomon S. The hole truth. Nature. 2004;427(6972):289-291.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hågvar S, Ohlson M. Ancient carbon from a melting glacier gives high 14C age in living pioneer invertebrates. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2820.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lekic V, French SW, Fischer KM. Lithospheric thinning beneath rifted regions of Southern California. Science. 2011;334(6057):783-787.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wu B, Pan J, Ge L, Wu L, Wang H, Xu T. Oriented MOF-polymer composite nanofiber membranes for high proton conductivity at high temperature and anhydrous condition. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4334.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Lahdenmäki T, Leach M. Relational Database Index Design and the Optimizers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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Delcour AH, ed. Electrophysiology of Unconventional Channels and Pores. Vol 18. 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bah CSF, Fang EF, Ng TB. Medicinal Applications of Plant Lectins. In: Fang EF, Ng TB, eds. Antitumor Potential and Other Emerging Medicinal Properties of Natural Compounds. Springer Netherlands; 2013:55-74.

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 the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Terminator-Style 3D Printer Materializes Objects From Pools Of Liquid. IFLScience. Published March 19, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/terminator-style-3d-printer-materializes-objects-pools-liquid/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Progress Has Been Made, but Improvements Are Needed to Effectively Manage Risks. 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
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Eskridge RD. Municipal government: Does institutional structural reform make a difference in local government? Published online 2012.

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
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Ivory D, Protess B, Palmer G. In American Towns, Pumping Private Profit From Public Works. New York Times. December 24, 2016: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 the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists
AbbreviationJ. Am. Coll. Clin. Wound Spec.
ISSN (print)2213-5103
Scope

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