How to format your references using the The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene citation style
This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 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:
The citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
The style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.
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
Kabat P. Systems science for policy evaluation. Science. 2012;336(6087):1398.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clift PD, Blusztajn J. Reorganization of the western Himalayan river system after five million years ago. Nature. 2005;438(7070):1001-1003.
A journal article with 3 authors
Xing M, Li X, Zhang J. Synergistic effect on the visible light activity of Ti3+ doped TiO2 nanorods/boron doped graphene composite. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5493.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Himler AG, Adachi-Hagimori T, Bergen JE, Kozuch A, Kelly SE, Tabashnik BE, Chiel E, Duckworth VE, Dennehy TJ, Zchori-Fein E, Hunter MS. Rapid spread of a bacterial symbiont in an invasive whitefly is driven by fitness benefits and female bias. Science. 2011;332(6026):254-256.
Books and book chapters
Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.
An authored book
Simonović SP. Systems Approach to Management of Disasters. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Dunaif A, Chang RJ, Franks S, Legro RS, eds. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current Controversies, From The Ovary To The Pancreas. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Duguet E, Treguer-Delapierre M, Delville M-H. Functionalised Inorganic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications. In: Boisseau P, Houdy P, Lahmani M, eds. Nanoscience: Nanobiotechnology and Nanobiology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009:129-170.
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 Accountability Office. Aviation Security: DHS Has Taken Steps to Enhance International Aviation Security and Facilitate Compliance with International Standards, but Challenges Remain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.
Theses and dissertations
Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.
Kuru IC. Time-Dependent Vehicle Routing and Assignment in No-Notice Evacuations. 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
Hagerdon MLK. The Triangle. New York Times. August 16, 2016:A14.
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 title
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene