How to format your references using the Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 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]
McBride H. Young scientist: women mentoring women. Nature 2003;426:588.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Cheney RE, Rodriguez OC. Cell biology. A switch to release the motor. Science 2001;293:1263–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Li X, Roberti R, Blobel G. Structure of an integral membrane sterol reductase from Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum. Nature 2015;517:104–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Mitzi DB, Kosbar LL, Murray CE, Copel M, Afzali A. High-mobility ultrathin semiconducting films prepared by spin coating. Nature 2004;428:299–303.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ralph D, Graham P. MMS: Technologies, Usage and Business Models. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Carrillo D, de Moraes GJ, Peña JE, editors. Prospects for Biological Control of Plant Feeding Mites and Other Harmful Organisms. vol. 19. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Paireekreng W, Wong KW, Fung CC. Cluster Analysis for Personalised Mobile Entertainment Content. In: Nakatsu R, Tosa N, Naghdy F, Wong KW, Codognet P, editors. Cultural Computing: Second IFIP TC 14 Entertainment Computing Symposium, ECS 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 36–45.

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 Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Meet The Healthy, Functioning Man Who Survived With Almost No Brain. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/man-tiny-brain-lived-normal-life/ (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. National Airspace System: Observations on American Airlines’ 1997 Study of Future Air Traffic Congestion. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Morrison GK. Self-reported, interview-assisted diet records underreport protein and energy intake in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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]
Greenhouse L. Abortion Case May Be Central In Confirmation. New York Times 2005:A1.

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 titleTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease
AbbreviationTravel Med. Infect. Dis.
ISSN (print)1477-8939
ScopeInfectious Diseases
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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