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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Virology. 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
1. Kleppner D. Physics. A milestone in time keeping. Science. 2008;319:1768–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hofmann HA, Stevenson PA. Flight restores fight in crickets. Nature. 2000;403:613.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Wieczorek MA, Weiss BP, Stewart ST. An impactor origin for lunar magnetic anomalies. Science. 2012;335:1212–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Valentine DL, Kessler JD, Redmond MC, Mendes SD, Heintz MB, Farwell C, et al. Propane respiration jump-starts microbial response to a deep oil spill. Science. 2010;330:208–11.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
1. Ravindran K. The Mathematics of Financial Models. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. Lara MD. Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Mathematical Models and Methods. Doyen L, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Scherer GG. Fuel Cell Types and Their Electrochemistry. In: Kreuer K-D, editor. Fuel Cells: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 97–119.

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 Virology.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Human Intestines Successfully Grown in Mice [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/human-intestinal-organoids-successfully-grown-mice/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Aviation Safety: Targeting and Training of FAA’s Safety Inspector Workforce. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996 Apr. Report No.: T-RCED-96-26.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Miller A. Group Mentoring Program to Empower Transitional-Aged Youth: A Grant Proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Hubbard B, Fisher I. President Puts Saudis at Core Of Peace Effort. New York Times. 2017 May 23;A1.

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 Virology
ISSN (print)0970-2822
ISSN (online)0974-0120
Scope

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