How to format your references using the Tuberculosis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Tuberculosis. 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]
Patel DJ. RNA. Complete pairing not needed. Science 2014;346:542–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Peng L, Mortensen NA. Plasmonic-cavity model for radiating nano-rod antennas. Sci Rep 2014;4:3825.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Horne-Badovinac S, Rebagliati M, Stainier DYR. A cellular framework for gut-looping morphogenesis in zebrafish. Science 2003;302:662–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Shin BR, Nam YJ, Kim JW, Lee Y-G, Jung YS. Interfacial architecture for extra Li+ storage in all-solid-state lithium batteries. Sci Rep 2014;4:5572.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hasslacher C, Böhm S. Diabetes and the Kidney. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Yang VW, Bialkowska AB, editors. Intestinal Tumorigenesis: Mechanisms of Development & Progression. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Erikson RS, Ghitza Y. Legislative Leaders as Condorcet Winners? The Case of the U.S. Congress. In: Gallego M, Schofield N, editors. The Political Economy of Social Choices, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 73–91.

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 Tuberculosis.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. Questions No One Knows The Answers To. IFLScience 2015.

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. Information Technology: Consistently Applying Best Practices Could Help IRS Improve the Reliability of Reported Cost and Schedule Information. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Shaker M. Design of Front End Circuits for a Low Power Ultra Wide Band Receiver. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2015.

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]
Murphy MJO. Friday File. New York Times 2014:C31.

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 titleTuberculosis
AbbreviationTuberculosis (Edinb.)
ISSN (print)1472-9792
ScopeImmunology
Microbiology
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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