How to format your references using the Sanidad Militar citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sanidad Militar. 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
Narbonne GM. Geochemistry. Ocean chemistry and early animals. Science. 2010 Apr 2;328(5974):53–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zucker I, Beery AK. Males still dominate animal studies. Nature. 2010 Jun 10;465(7299):690.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dulac C, O’Connell LA, Wu Z. Neural control of maternal and paternal behaviors. Science. 2014 Aug 15;345(6198):765–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhou YT, Xue YB, Chen D, Wang YJ, Zhang B, Ma XL. Atomic-scale configurations of synchroshear-induced deformation twins in the ionic MnS crystal. Sci Rep. 2014 May 30;4:5118.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nash J. Diabetes and Wellbeing. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2013.
An edited book
Huang C-M, Zheng C-H, editors. Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: Surgical Technique and Lymphadenectomy. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2015. XV, 344 p. 608 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
Chari SN, Diluoffo VV, Karger PA, Palmer ER, Rabin T, Rao JR, et al. Designing a Side Channel Resistant Random Number Generator. In: Gollmann D, Lanet J-L, Iguchi-Cartigny J, editors. Smart Card Research and Advanced Application: 9th IFIP WG 88/112 International Conference, CARDIS 2010, Passau, Germany, April 14-16, 2010 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 49–64. (Hutchison D, Kanade T, Kittler J, Kleinberg JM, Mattern F, Mitchell JC, et al., editors. Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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 Sanidad Militar.

Blog post
Andrew E. Gaming Improves Your Brain Power – Reality Or Hype? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
Government Accountability Office. Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1985 Sep. Report No.: 127994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Radcliffe ML. Random Graphs with Attribute Affinity [Doctoral dissertation]. [La Jolla, CA]: University of California San Diego; 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
Wagner J. Baker Is Out as the Nationals Manager. New York Times. 2017 Oct 20;D4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleSanidad Militar
ISSN (print)1887-8571

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