How to format your references using the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Bell SP. DNA Replication. Terminating the replisome. Science 2014;346:418–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Chenn A, Walsh CA. Regulation of cerebral cortical size by control of cell cycle exit in neural precursors. Science 2002;297:365–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Riedel-Kruse IH, Müller C, Oates AC. Synchrony dynamics during initiation, failure, and rescue of the segmentation clock. Science 2007;317:1911–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kuwatani T, Nagata K, Okada M, Watanabe T, Ogawa Y, Komai T, et al. Machine-learning techniques for geochemical discrimination of 2011 Tohoku tsunami deposits. Sci Rep 2014;4:7077.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hellesland J, Challamel N, Casandjian C, Lanos C. Reinforced Concrete Beams, Columns and Frames. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Jezic G, Kusek M, Nguyen N-T, Howlett RJ, Jain LC, editors. Agent and Multi-Agent Systems. Technologies and Applications: 6th KES International Conference, KES-AMSTA 2012,Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 25-27, 2012. Proceedings. vol. 7327. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gurav S, Gurav N. Herbal Drug Microscopy. In: Gurav SS, Gurav NS, editors. Indian Herbal Drug Microscopy, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 15–196.

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 Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Couple Found Holding Hands For 700 Years. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/couple-found-holding-hands-700-years/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Space Shuttle: NASA’s Major Changes to Flight Hardware. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Riley JM. Was Sloth the Ultimate Slow Food? An Archaeological Examination of Padre Nuestro Cavern, Dominican Republic. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 2017.

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]
Kenigsberg B. The Pulitzer at 100. New York Times 2017:C7.

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 titleAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN (print)1818-0876
Scope

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