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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 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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Searls DB. The language of genes. Nature. 2002;420(6912):211-217.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Amamoto R, Arlotta P. Development-inspired reprogramming of the mammalian central nervous system. Science. 2014;343(6170):1239882.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Guo G, Wang W, Bradley A. Mismatch repair genes identified using genetic screens in Blm-deficient embryonic stem cells. Nature. 2004;429(6994):891-895.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Liu X, Han D, Sun Z, et al. Versatile multi-wavelength ultrafast fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2718.

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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Lowman M. A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
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Abramowicz W, ed. Business Information Systems: 14th International Conference, BIS 2011, Poznań, Poland, June 15-17, 2011. Proceedings. Vol 87. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Hebelstrup KH, Møller IM. Mitochondrial Signaling in Plants Under Hypoxia: Use of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS). In: Gupta KJ, Igamberdiev AU, eds. Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species Signaling and Communication in Plants. Signaling and Communication in Plants. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015:63-77.

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 Tuberculosis.

Blog post
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Andrew E. 1995 VHS Footage Captures Shocking Orca Incident At SeaWorld. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/1995-vhs-footage-captures-shocking-orca-incident-seaworld/. Published October 30, 2014. 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. Information Technology: Training Can Be Enhanced by Greater Use of Leading Practices. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

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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Peterson K. Development of a facility-specific dietary training program for diet technicians. 2015.

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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Shear MD. How White House Officials Explained That 18-Day Wait. New York Times. May 9, 2017:A20.

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 Tuberculosis
AbbreviationIndian J. Tuberc.
ISSN (print)0019-5707
ScopeInfectious Diseases

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