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
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Thorpe RS. Ecology. Population evolution and island biogeography. Science. 2005;310(5755):1778-1779.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Cadwell K, Coscoy L. Ubiquitination on nonlysine residues by a viral E3 ubiquitin ligase. Science. 2005;309(5731):127-130.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Coussens LM, Fingleton B, Matrisian LM. Matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors and cancer: trials and tribulations. Science. 2002;295(5564):2387-2392.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Condon MA, Scheffer SJ, Lewis ML, Swensen SM. Hidden neotropical diversity: greater than the sum of its parts. Science. 2008;320(5878):928-931.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Matlock MD, Morgan RA. Ecological Engineering Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Tominaga J. Optical Near-Field Recording: Science and Technology. (Nakano T, ed.). Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Lewis RH, Coutsias EA. Algorithmic Search for Flexibility Using Resultants of Polynomial Systems. In: Botana F, Recio T, eds. Automated Deduction in Geometry: 6th International Workshop, ADG 2006, Pontevedra, Spain, August 31-September 2, 2006. Revised Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer; 2007:68-79.

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
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O`Callaghan J. Japanese Skating Rink Shuts After Dead Frozen Fish Cause Public Outcry. IFLScience.

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Transportation Infrastructure: FHWA Should Assess and Compare the Benefits of Projects When Awarding Discretionary Grants. 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
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Rodriguez JM. A Recruitment Campaign for Latino Non-Kin Foster Parents: A Grant Proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 2011.

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
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Kelly K. Edge or Liability? New York Times. March 17, 2017:B1.

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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