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 Websites and unpublished papers, reports, or data are cited differently from published materials like books and articles, and are not included in the References List at the end of your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.
The examples on this guide come primarily from the Journal of Clinical Microbiology's January 2015 Instructions to Authors.
When using ASM style, follow these formatting guidelines: