PLOS Pathogens Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to PLOS Pathogens citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in PLOS Pathogens.

How do you cite a book in the PLOS Pathogens referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in PLOS Pathogens using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. City: Publisher; 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
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Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in PLOS Pathogens looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the PLOS Pathogens citation style?

Here’s a PLOS Pathogens journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. Journal Name; 2000;Volume: pages Used. doi:DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in PLOS Pathogens:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. Food Quality and Preference; 2007;18: 161-172. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

Citing a website in PLOS Pathogens reference style

Here’s an PLOS Pathogens example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. In: [Internet]. Publisher; 1Jan.2000 [cited 20Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. In: [Internet]. The Guardian; 5Nov.2008 [cited 20Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video PLOS Pathogens

Here’s a PLOS Pathogens citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. In: YouTube [Internet]. 1Jan.2000 [cited 20Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video PLOS Pathogens?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube [Internet]. 3Jun.2015 [cited 20Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using PLOS Pathogens referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in PLOS Pathogens.
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000. Available: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in PLOS Pathogens using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018. Available: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using PLOS Pathogens referencing style?

An example song citation in PLOS Pathogens.
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Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000. Available: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in PLOS Pathogens:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969. Available: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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