How to format your references using the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 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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Mandavilli A. Leukaemia. Nature. 2013 Jun 27;498(7455):S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Butler S, Harrowell P. Factors determining crystal--liquid coexistence under shear. Nature. 2002 Feb 28;415(6875):1008–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Greiner M, Regal CA, Jin DS. Emergence of a molecular Bose-Einstein condensate from a Fermi gas. Nature. 2003 Dec 4;426(6966):537–40.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Guillin O, Diaz J, Carroll P, Griffon N, Schwartz JC, Sokoloff P. BDNF controls dopamine D3 receptor expression and triggers behavioural sensitization. Nature. 2001 May 3;411(6833):86–9.

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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Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Engineering Design for Process Safety. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
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Castelnuovo G. La donazione in Italia: Situazione e prospettive della donazione di sangue, organi, tessuti, cellule e midollo osseo. Menici R, Fedi M, editors. Milano: Springer; 2011. XVII, 276 pagg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Cesca S, Grigoli F, Şen AT, Maghsoudi S, Dahm T, Meier T. The MINE Project: Monitoring Induced Seismicity in a German Coal Mine. In: Weber M, Münch U, editors. Tomography of the Earth’s Crust: From Geophysical Sounding to Real-Time Monitoring: GEOTECHNOLOGIEN Science Report No 21. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 63–81. (Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences).

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 Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.

Blog post
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Fang J. First Sighting of Gigantic Energy Buildup Confirms Solar Flare Models [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/first-sighting-gigantic-energy-buildup-confirms-solar-flare-models/

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. Space Acquisitions: GAO Assessment of DOD Responsive Launch Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015 Oct. Report No.: GAO-16-156R.

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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Zoino JJ. Field Methods, Sampling Strategies, Historical Documents, and Data Redundancy: A Study of Historic Tenant Farmsteads in Leflore County, Mississippi [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 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
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Koblin J. Another Williams Takes His Turn. New York Times. 2017 Jul 21;B8.

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 Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
AbbreviationIndian J. Dermatol. Venereol. Leprol.
ISSN (print)0378-6323
ISSN (online)0973-3922
ScopeDermatology
Infectious Diseases

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