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Citing Sources

The ASM citation style is a set of rules created by the American Society for Microbiology. ASM style is the required citation style for articles published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

ASM style is intended for scientific papers offered for publication in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and other ASM scholarly journals. ASM style provides guidelines for citing many types of resources including books, journal articles, and other publications. Websites and unpublished papers, reports, or data are cited differently from published materials like books and articles, and are not included in the References List at the end of your paper.


Journal Abbreviations

To identify the correct journal abbreviation for your citation, go to the PubMed Journals Database, found on the National Library of Medicine's website.