How to format your references using the Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 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
Fortney JJ. Planetary science. Looking into the giant planets. Science 2004 3;305:1414–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Turnbull MM, Landee CP. Solid state chemistry. Porous materials with a difference. Science 2002 29;298:1723–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Frey S, Richter RP, Görlich D. FG-rich repeats of nuclear pore proteins form a three-dimensional meshwork with hydrogel-like properties. Science 2006 3;314:815–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Huang Y, Ji L, Huang Q, Vassylyev DG, Chen X, Ma J-B. Structural insights into mechanisms of the small RNA methyltransferase HEN1. Nature 2009 8;461:823–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Salles M. Decision-Making and the Information System. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
Kytmanov AM. Multidimensional Integral Representations: Problems of Analytic Continuation. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Rowe M. Predicting Online Community Churners Using Gaussian Sequences. In: Aiello LM, McFarland D, editors. Social Informatics: 6th International Conference, SocInfo 2014, Barcelona, Spain, November 11-13, 2014. Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 66–79.

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 Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Blog post
Andrew E. Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Greening The Earth - But It’s Not All Good News [Internet]. IFLScience 2016 26 [cited 2018 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. Higher Education: Activities Underway to Improve Teacher Training, but Reporting on These Activities Could Be Enhanced. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McClurg AD. A phenomenological study of Baby Boomer retirement— Expectations, results, and implications. 2013;

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
Pilon M. Olympic Leaders Mend U.S. Ties With the I.O.C. New York Times 2013 1;D1.

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 titleScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
AbbreviationScand. J. Infect. Dis.
ISSN (print)0036-5548
ISSN (online)1651-1980
ScopeGeneral Immunology and Microbiology
General Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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