How to format your references using the Indian Journal of Human Genetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Human Genetics. 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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Howard A. Building the bionic woman. Science. 2014 Oct 10;346(6206):274.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Levens D, Gupta A. Molecular biology. Reliable noise. Science. 2010 Feb 26;327(5969):1088–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hu Y, Lee CC, Ribbe MW. Extending the carbon chain: hydrocarbon formation catalyzed by vanadium/molybdenum nitrogenases. Science. 2011 Aug 5;333(6043):753–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Chen M, Li J, Zhang L, Chang S, Liu C, Wang J, et al. Auto-flotation of heterocyst enables the efficient production of renewable energy in cyanobacteria. Sci Rep. 2014 Feb 6;4:3998.

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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Zanotto ED. Crystals in Glass. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Gaisbauer HP, Schweiger G, Sedmak C, editors. Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. VIII, 280 p. 1 illus. (Studies in Global Justice; vol. 14).
A chapter in an edited book
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Chen J, Huang H, Zuo R. Report on the Institutional Reform of China’s Special Economic Zones. In: Tao Y, Yuan Y, editors. Annual Report on the Development of China’s Special Economic Zones (2016): Blue Book of China’s Special Economic Zones. Singapore: Springer; 2016. p. 121–52. (Current Chinese Economic Report Series).

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 Human Genetics.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Fossil Collecting Should Be For Everyone – Not Just Academics [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/fossil-collecting-should-be-everyone-not-just-academics/

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. Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. II, No. 12. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986 Sep. Report No.: 131721.

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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Brown MH. An Examination of Executive Function, Stress, and Adolescent Attachment to Caregivers in a Social Neuroscience Model Using the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2014.

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. 2017 Mar 17;B1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 Human Genetics
AbbreviationIndian J. Hum. Genet.
ISSN (print)1998-362X
ISSN (online)0971-6866
ScopeGenetics
Genetics(clinical)

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