How to format your references using the Indian Heart Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Heart Journal. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Arner P. Medicine. Lipases in cachexia. Science. 2011;333(6039):163-164.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lopes I, Silk J. Neutrino spectroscopy can probe the dark matter content in the Sun. Science. 2010;330(6003):462.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nishida K, Montagner J-P, Kawakatsu H. Global surface wave tomography using seismic hum. Science. 2009;326(5949):112.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Furtenbacher T, Arendás P, Mellau G, Császár AG. Simple molecules as complex systems. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4654.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pettit J. The Final Frontier. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
Mola L, Pennarola F, Za S, eds. From Information to Smart Society: Environment, Politics and Economics. Vol 5. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Greenbaum B, Trifonov V, Khiabanian H, Levine A, Rabadan R. The Emergence of 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza. In: Rappuoli R, Del Giudice G, eds. Influenza Vaccines for the Future. Basel: Springer; 2011:95-111.

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 Indian Heart Journal.

Blog post
Andrew D. NASA’s $1 Billion Jupiter Probe Has Taken More Stunning New Images Of The Gas Giant. IFLScience. Published May 27, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018.


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. Month In Review, August 1999: Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bolman DB. Examining the Relationship Between Technology Leadership Behaviors and Project Success. 2012.

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
Williams J. Murder, He Wrote. New York Times. April 14, 2017:BR6.

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 titleIndian Heart Journal
AbbreviationIndian Heart J.
ISSN (print)0019-4832
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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