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
von Andrian UH. Immunology. T cell activation in six dimensions. Science. 2002 Jun 7;296(5574):1815–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yan J, Aldrich RW. LRRC26 auxiliary protein allows BK channel activation at resting voltage without calcium. Nature. 2010 Jul 22;466(7305):513–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Frebel A, Kirby EN, Simon JD. Linking dwarf galaxies to halo building blocks with the most metal-poor star in Sculptor. Nature. 2010 Mar 4;464(7285):72–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Schön JH, Kloc C, Hwang HY, Batlogg B. Josephson junctions with tunable weak links. Science. 2001 Apr 13;292(5515):252–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Negre E. Information and Recommender Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
Rachůnková I. State-Dependent Impulses: Boundary Value Problems on Compact Interval. 1st ed. 2015. Tomeček J, editor. Paris: Atlantis Press; 2015. XV, 190 p. 7 illus. (Atlantis Briefs in Differential Equations; vol. 6).
A chapter in an edited book
Donmez P, Carbonell JG. From Active to Proactive Learning Methods. In: Koronacki J, Raś ZW, Wierzchoń ST, Kacprzyk J, editors. Advances in Machine Learning I: Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Ryszard SMichalski. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 97–120. (Kacprzyk J, editor. Studies in Computational Intelligence).

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
Andrew E. Jaw-Dropping Time-Lapse Of A Supercell [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [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. School Nutrition: USDA Has Efforts Underway to Help Address Ongoing Challenges Implementing Changes in Nutrition Standards. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015 Sep. Report No.: GAO-15-656.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Green SW. The influence of satisfaction among African American males on community college choices [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 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
(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Top Chechen Reported Killed. New York Times. 2002 Apr 26;A8.

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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