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
Ott U. PLANETARY SCIENCE: Enhanced: Salty Old Rocks. Science. 2000 Jun 9;288(5472):1761–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Simons K, Featherstone C. EUROPEAN POLICY: Science in Europe. Science. 2000 Nov 10;290(5494):1099–101.
A journal article with 3 authors
Murakami KS, Masuda S, Darst SA. Structural basis of transcription initiation: RNA polymerase holoenzyme at 4 A resolution. Science. 2002 May 17;296(5571):1280–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Sun Y, Liu J, Sun T, Zhang X, Yao J, Kai M, et al. Anti-cancer small molecule JP-8g exhibits potent in vivo anti-inflammatory activity. Sci Rep. 2014 Mar 14;4:4372.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Martinsen U. Kostenrechnung in der Bauwirtschaft. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
Stoker J. Imaging Pelvic Floor Disorders. 2nd Revised Edition. Taylor SA, DeLancey JOL, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. X, 277 p. (Medical Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging).
A chapter in an edited book
Ellinger AD, Hamlin RG, Beattie RS, Wang YL, McVicar O. Managerial Coaching as a Workplace Learning Strategy. In: Poell RF, Woerkom M van, editors. Supporting Workplace Learning: Towards Evidence-based Practice. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 71–87.

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
Fang J. Turtles Seem Surprisingly Unafraid Of Sharks [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [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. FAA Appropriation Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Mar. Report No.: T-RCED-88-32.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cong M. A Comparative Analysis of Acculturative Stress Among Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese International Students at a Hispanic Serving University [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
David Goodman J, Schweber N. Gunman Kills One and Wounds Two Near Penn Station. New York Times. 2015 Nov 10;A19.

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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