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
Polman A. Applied physics. Plasmonics applied. Science. 2008 Nov 7;322(5903):868–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Iwahara J, Clore GM. Detecting transient intermediates in macromolecular binding by paramagnetic NMR. Nature. 2006 Apr 27;440(7088):1227–30.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bali E, Audétat A, Keppler H. Water and hydrogen are immiscible in Earth’s mantle. Nature. 2013 Mar 14;495(7440):220–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Balashov SP, Imasheva ES, Boichenko VA, Antón J, Wang JM, Lanyi JK. Xanthorhodopsin: a proton pump with a light-harvesting carotenoid antenna. Science. 2005 Sep 23;309(5743):2061–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cook HF. The Protection and Conservation of Water Resources. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
Moser B, Letts GL, Neote K, editors. Chemokine Biology — Basic Research and Clinical Application: Volume I: Immunobiology of Chemokines. Basel: Birkhäuser; 2006. XI, 208 p. 22 illus., 4 illus. in color. (Progress in Inflammation Research).
A chapter in an edited book
Gonek P, Lisowski M, Uhl T. Development of Wireless Passive Sensing Platform – Communication Issues. In: Awrejcewicz J, Szewczyk R, Trojnacki M, Kaliczyńska M, editors. Mechatronics - Ideas for Industrial Application. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 41–9. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).

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
Luntz S. Australia’s Arid Interior Was Occupied Ten Thousand Years Earlier Than Suspected [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [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. Transition From School to Work: States Are Developing New Strategies to Prepare Students for Jobs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Sep. Report No.: HRD-93-139.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mitchell VM. A phenomenological study factors African American female college students face participating in engineering STEM majors [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2014.

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
Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by. Arts, Briefly; Ukrainian Song Rewritten for Eurovision Contest. New York Times. 2005 Mar 15;E2.

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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