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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Pharmacology. 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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Smith MS. Opening education. Science 2009;323(5910):89–93.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Chandonia J-M, Brenner SE. The impact of structural genomics: expectations and outcomes. Science 2006;311(5759):347–51.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Pascoli V, Turiault M, Lüscher C. Reversal of cocaine-evoked synaptic potentiation resets drug-induced adaptive behaviour. Nature 2011;481(7379):71–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Eggert D, Naumann M, Reimer R, Voigt CA. Nanoscale glucan polymer network causes pathogen resistance. Sci Rep 2014;4:4159.

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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Machner H. Einführung in die Kern- und Elementarteilchenphysik. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
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Knopp T. Magnetic Particle Imaging: An Introduction to Imaging Principles and Scanner Instrumentation. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Krummenacher H. Computer Assisted Early Warning – the FAST Example. In: Trappl R, editor. Programming for Peace: Computer-Aided Methods for International Conflict Resolution and Prevention. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006. page 71–80.

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 Pharmacology.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Wind Farms Are Probably Good For Nearby Crops [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/wind-farms-are-probably-good-for-nearby-crops/

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. Greater Use of Satellite Telecommunications To Link ADP Facilities Could Save Millions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1981.

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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Akers K. The Impact of Work-Family Conflict, Gender, and Family-Friendly Policies on Organizational Attractiveness and Job Pursuit Intentions. 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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Feeney K. A Certifiably Green Cafe. New York Times2011;NJ9.

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 Pharmacology
AbbreviationIndian J. Pharmacol.
ISSN (print)0253-7613
ISSN (online)1998-3751
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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