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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Daëron M. Cell biology. Signaling shifts in allergy responses. Science. 2014 Feb 28;343(6174):982–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Chopra HD, Wuttig M. Non-Joulian magnetostriction. Nature. 2015 May 21;521(7552):340–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Kirichok Y, Krapivinsky G, Clapham DE. The mitochondrial calcium uniporter is a highly selective ion channel. Nature. 2004 Jan 22;427(6972):360–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Mann ME, Zhang Z, Rutherford S, Bradley RS, Hughes MK, Shindell D, et al. Global signatures and dynamical origins of the Little Ice Age and Medieval Climate Anomaly. Science. 2009 Nov 27;326(5957):1256–60.

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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Landragin F. Man-Machine Dialogue. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Borcsa M, Rober P, editors. Research Perspectives in Couple Therapy: Discursive Qualitative Methods. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. XIII, 176 p. 153 illus., 143 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
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Henmi K, Hattori M. Parallel Learning for Combined Knowledge Acquisition Model. In: Hirose A, Ozawa S, Doya K, Ikeda K, Lee M, Liu D, editors. Neural Information Processing: 23rd International Conference, ICONIP 2016, Kyoto, Japan, October 16–21, 2016, Proceedings, Part I. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 32–9. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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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Fang J. Multi-Cellular Life May Have Begun One Billion Years Earlier Than We Thought. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. Working Capital Funds: Three Agency Perspectives. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994 May. Report No.: AIMD-94-121.

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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ELBoushi TC. Evaluating ethics training and the outcome on leadership decision making: A phenomenological study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2010.

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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Kramer AE. Remembering Slain Critic of Putin, Tens of Thousands March in Moscow. New York Times. 2015 Mar 2;A4.

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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