How to format your references using the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 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
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Savage N. Aerodynamics: Vortices and robobees. Nature. 2015 May 21;521(7552):S64-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Yao T, Cohen RE. A cryptic protease couples deubiquitination and degradation by the proteasome. Nature. 2002 Sep 26;419(6905):403–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mariani FV, Ahn CP, Martin GR. Genetic evidence that FGFs have an instructive role in limb proximal-distal patterning. Nature. 2008 May 15;453(7193):401–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Urnov FD, Miller JC, Lee Y-L, Beausejour CM, Rock JM, Augustus S, et al. Highly efficient endogenous human gene correction using designed zinc-finger nucleases. Nature. 2005 Jun 2;435(7042):646–51.

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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Bliesner DM. Establishing a CGMP Laboratory Audit System. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
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Colliot-Thélène J-L. Arithmetic Geometry: Lectures given at the C.I.M.E. Summer School held in Cetraro, Italy, September 10-15, 2007. Swinnerton-Dyer P, Vojta P, Corvaja P, Gasbarri C, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. XI, 232 p. (Lecture Notes in Mathematics; vol. 2009).
A chapter in an edited book
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Al-Tubaikh JA. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. In: Al-Tubaikh JA, editor. Internal Medicine: An Illustrated Radiological Guide. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 39–40.

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 Journal of Critical Care Medicine.

Blog post
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Andrew E. IPCC Advises “Almost Entirely” Eliminating Unrestricted Use of Fossil Fuels By 2100 [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/ipcc-advises-almost-entirely-eliminating-unrestricted-use-fossil-fuels-2100/

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. Student Financial Aid: Schools’ Experiences Using the National Student Loan Data System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Sep. Report No.: HEHS-98-192.

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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Binkley PM. Relationship of Graduate Student Involvement to Graduate Alumni Donor Behavior [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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
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Sisario B. After Shake-Up, Pandora Picks Chief of Sling TV To Be Its New C.E.O. New York Times. 2017 Aug 14;B2.

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 Journal of Critical Care Medicine
AbbreviationIndian J. Crit. Care Med.
ISSN (print)0972-5229
ISSN (online)1998-359X
ScopeCritical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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