How to format your references using the The American Journal of Cardiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The American Journal of Cardiology. 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
1. Deplus C. Plate tectonics. Indian Ocean actively deforms. Science 2001;292:1850–1851.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Rost S, Revenaugh J. Seismic detection of rigid zones at the top of the core. Science 2001;294:1911–1914.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Orlitsky A, Santhanam NP, Zhang J. Always Good Turing: asymptotically optimal probability estimation. Science 2003;302:427–431.
A journal article with 51 or more authors
1. Yuan Y, Xu W, He X, Liu H, Cao S, Qi X, Huang K, Luo Y. Effects of genetically modified T2A-1 rice on the GI health of rats after 90-day supplement. Sci Rep 2013;3:1962.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Fanchi JR. Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
1. Dalkilic MM, Kim S, Yang J eds. Data Mining and Bioinformatics: First International Workshop, VDMB 2006, Seoul, Korea, September 11, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Khandor E, Mason K. The Street Health Report 2007: Community-Based Research for Social Change. In: Kirst M, Schaefer-McDaniel N, Hwang S, O’Campo P, eds. Converging Disciplines: A Transdisciplinary Research Approach to Urban Health Problems. New York, NY: Springer; 2011:57–68.

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 The American Journal of Cardiology.

Blog post
1. Taub B. Research Reveals How Discrimination Damages Health Of Transgender People. IFLScience 2016. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/research-reveals-how-discrimination-damages-health-of-transgender-people/. 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. ADP Modernization: IRS’ Tax System Redesign Progress and Plans for the Future. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Garcia RD. Designing an autonomous helicopter testbed: From conception through implementation. 2008.

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. Chang S. School Scandals: A Scorecard. New York Times. February 5, 2006:14LI6.

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 titleThe American Journal of Cardiology
AbbreviationAm. J. Cardiol.
ISSN (print)0002-9149
ISSN (online)1879-1913
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Other styles