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]
Rokas A. Genomics. Lining up to avoid bias. Science 2008;319:416–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Mattaj IW, Tocchini-Valentini GP. Laying solid foundations for Europe. Nature 2007;447:377–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Passarelli L, Rivalta E, Shuler A. Dike intrusions during rifting episodes obey scaling relationships similar to earthquakes. Sci Rep 2014;4:3886.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Perozo E, Cortes DM, Sompornpisut P, Kloda A, Martinac B. Open channel structure of MscL and the gating mechanism of mechanosensitive channels. Nature 2002;418:942–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Seeber P, Shander A. Basics of Blood Management. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Ledzewicz U, Schättler H, Friedman A, Kashdan E, editors. Mathematical Methods and Models in Biomedicine. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Zimroz R, Obuchowski J, Wyłomańska A. Vibration Analysis of Copper Ore Crushers Used in Mineral Processing Plant—Problem of Bearings Damage Detection in Presence of Heavy Impulsive Noise. In: Chaari F, Zimroz R, Bartelmus W, Haddar M, editors. Advances in Condition Monitoring of Machinery in Non-Stationary Operations: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Condition Monitoring of Machinery in Non-Stationary Operations, CMMNO’2014, Lyon, France December 15-17, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 57–70.

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]
Carpineti A. Astronomers Spot Mysterious Blob From The Ancient Universe. IFLScience 2017.

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. Aviation Security: Secure Flight Development and Testing Under Way, but Risks Should Be Managed as System Is Further Developed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Little K. Using Ancient and Modern Fishes to Track Environmental Change in the Illinois River. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2013.

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]
Hartocollis A. Faculty Questions NYU Langone’s Political Fund-Raising Efforts. New York Times 2014:A15.

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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