PLOS Pathogens Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in PLOS Pathogens style?

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.

cite PLOS Pathogens  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the PLOS Pathogens referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in PLOS Pathogens

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
PLOS Pathogens citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
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?

How do you cite scientific papers in PLOS Pathogens format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the PLOS Pathogens citation format.

Here’s a PLOS Pathogens journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. 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?. 2007;18: 161-172. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in PLOS Pathogens style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in PLOS Pathogens. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an PLOS Pathogens example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. In: [Internet]. Publisher; 1Jan.2000 [cited 7Jul.2022]. 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. In: [Internet]. The Guardian; 5Nov.2008 [cited 7Jul.2022]. 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 in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in PLOS Pathogens

Here’s a PLOS Pathogens citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. In: YouTube [Internet]. 1Jan.2000 [cited 7Jul.2022]. 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 7Jul.2022]. 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

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in PLOS Pathogens

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. 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. 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?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in PLOS Pathogens

An example song citation in PLOS Pathogens.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 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. 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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