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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Transplantation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Fenwick A. Waterborne infectious diseases--could they be consigned to history? Science. 2006;313(5790):1077-1081.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Jacob Z, Shalaev VM. Physics. Plasmonics goes quantum. Science. 2011;334(6055):463-464.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Evans WJ, Kozimor SA, Ziller JW. Molecular octa-uranium rings with alternating nitride and azide bridges. Science. 2005;309(5742):1835-1838.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Turnbaugh PJ, Ley RE, Hamady M, Fraser-Liggett CM, Knight R, Gordon JI. The human microbiome project. Nature. 2007;449(7164):804-810.

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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Adhikari SK. Variational Principles and the Numerical Solution of Scattering Problems. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
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Nijsen A, Hudson J, Müller C, Paridon K, Thurik R, eds. Business Regulation and Public Policy: The Costs and Benefits of Compliance. Vol 20. New York, NY: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Terboven C, an Mey D, Sarholz S. OpenMP on Multicore Architectures. In: Chapman B, Zheng W, Gao GR, Sato M, Ayguadé E, Wang D, eds. A Practical Programming Model for the Multi-Core Era: 3rd International Workshop on OpenMP, IWOMP 2007, Beijing, China, June 3-7, 2007 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008:54-64.

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 Transplantation.

Blog post
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Andrews R. New Primate Fossils Reveal How Climate Change Assured The Rise Of Humanity. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-primate-fossils-reveal-how-climate-change-assured-rise-humanity/. Published May 12, 2016. Accessed October 30, 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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide--Exposure Draft (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.14). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

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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Wright MW. The Louisiana Teacher Assault Pay Statute: An Analysis of Court Decisions Interpreting the Statute and a Comparative Study of Teacher Assault Pay Statutes in Other States. 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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Kenigsberg B. Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous. New York Times. September 21, 2017:C10.

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 Transplantation
ISSN (print)2212-0017
Scope

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