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]
Aragón AM. A measure for the impact of research. Sci Rep 2013;3:1649.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Knapp AK, Smith MD. Variation among biomes in temporal dynamics of aboveground primary production. Science 2001;291:481–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bradshaw D, Warren JE, Rosseinsky MJ. Reversible concerted ligand substitution at alternating metal sites in an extended solid. Science 2007;315:977–80.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhang M, Fang S, Zakhidov AA, Lee SB, Aliev AE, Williams CD, et al. Strong, transparent, multifunctional, carbon nanotube sheets. Science 2005;309:1215–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Walker M. Happy-People-Pills For All. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Feldman YA, Kraft D, Kuflik T, editors. Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems: 7th International Conference, NGITS 2009, Haifa, Israel, June 16-18, 2009. Revised Selected Papers. vol. 5831. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Robinson AS. Genetic Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique. In: Dyck VA, Hendrichs J, Robinson AS, editors. Sterile Insect Technique: Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005, p. 95–114.

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]
Andrews R. Murals Of Pompeii’s Brothel Showcase Sex Lives Of Ancient Romans. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/murals-pompeiis-brothel-showcase-sex-lives-ancient-romans/ (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. GAO Reports Concerning Federal Student Financial Aid Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Blicha EA. Music therapy program for older adults: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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]
Kelly C. Crime Lab Gets a Shot in the Arm. New York Times 2007:14WE7.

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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