How to format your references using the Inflammopharmacology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Inflammopharmacology. 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
Anderson PW (2007) Physics. Is there glue in cuprate superconductors? Science 316:1705–1707
A journal article with 2 authors
Pahlevan K, Morbidelli A (2015) Collisionless encounters and the origin of the lunar inclination. Nature 527:492–494
A journal article with 3 authors
Kashlinsky A, Odenwald S, Hogan CJ (2000) Looking behind the stars. Science 289:246–247
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Russo C, Schettini G, Saido TC, et al (2000) Presenilin-1 mutations in Alzheimer’s disease. Nature 405:531–532

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Walker M (2013) Happy-People-Pills For All. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Mariani MM, Czakon W, Buhalis D, Vitouladiti O (eds) (2016) Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development: Performance, Strategies, and Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Cheloukhine S, Haberfeld MR (2011) Corruption in Russia: Past, Present, and Future. In: Haberfeld MR (ed) Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories. Springer, New York, NY, pp 53–84

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 Inflammopharmacology.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Tackle Obesity. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (1989) Observations on Management of Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kim G (2013) Development of a nutrition-based curriculum for farm-to-school programs for the fourth and fifth grades. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Vecsey G (2010) Best Way to Recruit a Runner? Take Him for a Ride. New York Times F9

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Anderson 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Anderson 2007; Pahlevan and Morbidelli 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Pahlevan and Morbidelli 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Russo et al. 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleInflammopharmacology
ISSN (print)0925-4692
ISSN (online)1568-5608
Pharmacology (medical)

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