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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Microbiology. 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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Scully T (2013) Sleep. Nature 497:S1-3
A journal article with 2 authors
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Core LJ, Lis JT (2008) Transcription regulation through promoter-proximal pausing of RNA polymerase II. Science 319:1791–1792
A journal article with 3 authors
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Taneike M, Abe F, Sawada K (2003) Creep-strengthening of steel at high temperatures using nano-sized carbonitride dispersions. Nature 424:294–296
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Rajagopalan H, Jallepalli PV, Rago C, et al (2004) Inactivation of hCDC4 can cause chromosomal instability. Nature 428:77–81

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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Ocic O (2004) Oil Refineries in the 21st Century. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
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Grable JE, Archuleta KL, Nazarinia Roy RR (2011) Financial Planning and Counseling Scales. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Jain A (2014) Contact Dynamics Formulation Using Minimal Coordinates. In: Terze Z (ed) Multibody Dynamics: Computational Methods and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 93–121

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 Microbiology.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) How I Dissected A T. Rex (It Took Chainsaws, Feathers And Lots Of Latex). In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/how-i-dissected-t-rex-it-took-chainsaws-feathers-and-lots-latex/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (2016) Child Care: Information on Integrating Early Care and Education Funding. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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D’Ambrosio JL (2013) Perspectives on the Geomorphic Evolution and Ecology of Modified Channels and Two-Stage Ditches in the Agriculturally-Dominated Midwestern United States. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University

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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Barron J (2016) Art That’s Disposable, but by No Means Throwaway. New York Times A19

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 Microbiology
AbbreviationIndian J. Microbiol.
ISSN (print)0046-8991
ISSN (online)0973-7715
ScopeMicrobiology

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