How to format your references using the New Microbes and New Infections citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for New Microbes and New Infections. 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]
Blake DT. Neuroscience: how brains learn to control machines. Nature 2012;483:284–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ostriker JP, Steinhardt P. New light on dark matter. Science 2003;300:1909–13.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Jiang K, Li Q, Fan S. Nanotechnology: spinning continuous carbon nanotube yarns. Nature 2002;419:801.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Tung J, Primus A, Bouley AJ, Severson TF, Alberts SC, Wray GA. Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates. Nature 2009;460:388–91.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Fell GJ. Decoding the IT Value Problem. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Verhoeckx K, Cotter P, López-Expósito I, Kleiveland C, Lea T, Mackie A, et al., editors. The Impact of Food Bioactives on Health: in vitro and ex vivo models. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Micciancio D, Regev O. Lattice-based Cryptography. In: Bernstein DJ, Buchmann J, Dahmen E, editors. Post-Quantum Cryptography, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 147–91.

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 New Microbes and New Infections.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. Study Confirms That Comets Are Remnants Of The Early Solar System. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/study-confirms-that-comets-are-remnants-of-the-early-solar-system/ (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. NASA ADP Systems: Information on the Automated Mission and Payload Tracking System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Kurum M. L-band estimation of forest canopy attenuation by a time-domain analysis of radar backscatter response. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
[1]
Kishkovsky S. In Aisle 3, Merchandise and Perhaps a Masterpiece; Russia’s New Rich Amass Art Collections, Displaying Them in Varied Ways. New York Times 2004:E1.

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 titleNew Microbes and New Infections
AbbreviationNew Microbes New Infect.
ISSN (print)2052-2975
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