How to format your references using the Mediterranean Journal of Infection, Microbes and Antimicrobials citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mediterranean Journal of Infection, Microbes and Antimicrobials (MJIMA). 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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Alonso J-M. Neuroscience. Neurons find strength through synchrony in the brain. Science. 2006;312:1604–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Thompson JN, Cunningham BM. Geographic structure and dynamics of coevolutionary selection. Nature. 2002;417:735–38.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schön JH, Kloc C, Batlogg B. Superconductivity in molecular crystals induced by charge injection. Nature. 2000;406:702–4.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Cheng MY, Bullock CM, Li C, Lee AG, Bermak JC, Belluzzi J, Weaver DR, Leslie FM, Zhou Q-Y. Prokineticin 2 transmits the behavioural circadian rhythm of the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Nature. 2002;417:405–10.

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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Good PI. Introduction to Statistics through Resampling Methods and Microsoft Office Excel ®. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
An edited book
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Liu A, Ishikawa Y, Qian T, Nutanong S, Cheema MA, eds. Database Systems for Advanced Applications: DASFAA 2015 International Workshops, SeCoP, BDMS, and Posters, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20-23, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Dyl T. The Numerical Analysis of Burnishing Process of Hollow Steel Tubes. In: Awrejcewicz J, Kaliński KJ, Szewczyk R, Kaliczyńska M (eds). Mechatronics: Ideas, Challenges, Solutions and Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016:65–75.

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 Mediterranean Journal of Infection, Microbes and Antimicrobials.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Terminator-Style 3D Printer Materializes Objects From Pools Of Liquid [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015.Last accessed date: 2018 Oct 30. Available from: 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. Maritime Transportation: Implications of Using U.S. Liquefied-Natural-Gas Carriers for Exports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2015.

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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Westgate M. La Boutique Fantasque: A full score edition for wind band. (thesis). University of Cincinnati; 2009.

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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Kenigsberg B. Paradise. New York Times. 2017;:C7.

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 [1,2,3,4].

About the journal

Full journal titleMediterranean Journal of Infection, Microbes and Antimicrobials
ISSN (online)2147-673X
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