How to format your references using the Homeopathy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Homeopathy. 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
Cohen-Cory S. The developing synapse: construction and modulation of synaptic structures and circuits. Science. 2002 Oct 25;298(5594):770–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Papke RT, Gogarten JP. Ecology. How bacterial lineages emerge. Science. 2012 Apr 6;336(6077):45–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Allard P, Burton M, Muré F. Spectroscopic evidence for a lava fountain driven by previously accumulated magmatic gas. Nature. 2005 Jan 27;433(7024):407–10.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kaur G, Pickrell G, Kimsawatde G, Homa D, Allbee HA, Sriranganathan N. Synthesis, cytotoxicity, and hydroxyapatite formation in 27-Tris-SBF for sol-gel based CaO-P2O5-SiO2-B2O3-ZnO bioactive glasses. Sci Rep. 2014 Mar 18;4:4392.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Flood JM. Practitioner’s Guide to GAAS 2014. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
Knight J, editor. International Education Hubs: Student, Talent, Knowledge-Innovation Models. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. VIII, 251 p. 4 illus.
A chapter in an edited book
Quoos M, Pozniak-Koszalka I, Koszalka L, Kasprzak A. Multiple Classifier System with Metaheuristic Algorithms. In: Gervasi O, Murgante B, Misra S, Gavrilova ML, Rocha AMAC, Torre C, et al., editors. Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2015: 15th International Conference, Banff, AB, Canada, June 22-25, 2015, Proceedings, Part II. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 43–54. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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 Homeopathy.

Blog post
Evans K. Global Warming Is Turning Cities Into Costly “Urban Heat Islands” [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
Government Accountability Office. Review of Accounts, CAB Through June 30, 1971. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972 Feb. Report No.: 092436.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Yang Y. Statistical Analysis of cDNA Microarrays: A Systematic Approach to Identify MTF-1 Mediated Gene Expression Profile in Response to Cadmium [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 2003.

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
Shear MD. Kelly Delivers Fervent Defense Of Call to Widow. New York Times. 2017 Oct 19;A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleHomeopathy
ISSN (print)1475-4916
ISSN (online)1476-4245
ScopeComplementary and alternative medicine

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