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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Friedberg EC. DNA damage and repair. Nature. 2003;421(6921):436-440.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sheppard SS, Jewitt DC. An abundant population of small irregular satellites around Jupiter. Nature. 2003;423(6937):261-263.
A journal article with 3 authors
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O’Connor DH, Huber D, Svoboda K. Reverse engineering the mouse brain. Nature. 2009;461(7266):923-929.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Eggan K, Jurga S, Gosden R, Min IM, Wagers AJ. Ovulated oocytes in adult mice derive from non-circulating germ cells. Nature. 2006;441(7097):1109-1114.

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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Weinberg MA, Froum SJ. The Dentist’s Drug and Prescription Guide. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,; 2012.
An edited book
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Herrero P, Panetto H, Meersman R, Dillon T, eds. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2012 Workshops: Confederated International Workshops: OTM Academy, Industry Case Studies Program, EI2N, INBAST, META4eS, OnToContent, ORM, SeDeS, SINCOM, and SOMOCO 2012, Rome, Italy, September 10-14, 2012. Proceedings. Vol 7567. Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Das A, Roy J, Chakrabarti S. Are We ‘Learning By Doing’? In: Roy J, Chakraborti S, eds. Socio-Economic Analysis of Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in West Bengal. India Studies in Business and Economics. Springer; 2016:19-20.

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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Andrew E. Sex Offending May Be In The Genes But Knowing That Won’t Prevent It. IFLScience. Published April 21, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/sex-offending-may-be-genes-knowing-won-t-prevent-it/

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. Federal Disability Assistance: Stronger Federal Oversight Could Help Assure Multiple Programs’ Accountability. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

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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Prather MR. Pink, blues, blacks, and the Union Jack: Mod’s reinterpretation of Britishness, 1962-1964. Published online 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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Vecsey G. As Storm Exits, Paths Lead to Open. New York Times. August 30, 2011:B12.

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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