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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Pearson H. Stem cells: articles of faith adulterated. Nature. 2002;420(6917):734-735.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hoffmann DE, Rothenberg KH. Science and law. When should judges admit or compel genetic tests? Science. 2005;310(5746):241-242.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Koechlin E, Ody C, Kouneiher F. The architecture of cognitive control in the human prefrontal cortex. Science. 2003;302(5648):1181-1185.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Karamichos D, Hutcheon AEK, Rich CB, Trinkaus-Randall V, Asara JM, Zieske JD. In vitro model suggests oxidative stress involved in keratoconus disease. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4608.

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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Lalanne C. Mechanical Shock. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
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Kawecka-Jaszcz K, Klocek M, Tobiasz-Adamczyk B, Bulpitt CJ, eds. Health-Related Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Patients. Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bragança MF, Ribeiro GR, Rosa PAR, Martins PAF. Prototype Machine for Micro-EDM. In: Davim JP, ed. Nontraditional Machining Processes: Research Advances. Springer; 2013:153-176.

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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Davis J. Rats Smile With Their Ears. IFLScience. Published December 16, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/rats-smile-with-their-ears/

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. Telling America’s Story to the World--Problems and Issues. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974.

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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Walsh MA. Passage. Published online 2010.

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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Brantley B. Exploring the Silence After the War. New York Times. September 30, 2016:C2.

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
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