How to format your references using the Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 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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Murphy AB. Calculation and application of combined diffusion coefficients in thermal plasmas. Sci Rep. 2014 Mar 7;4:4304.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Amico G, Aizen MA. Mistletoe seed dispersal by a marsupial. Nature. 2000;408(6815):929–30.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Komarneni S, Kozai N, Paulus WJ. Environment. Superselective clay for radium uptake. Nature. 2001 Apr 12;410(6830):771.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Dor Y, Brown J, Martinez OI, Melton DA. Adult pancreatic beta-cells are formed by self-duplication rather than stem-cell differentiation. Nature. 2004 May 6;429(6987):41–6.

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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Srivastava SP. Developments in Lubricant Technology. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
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Shi Y, Albada GD van, Dongarra J, Sloot PMA, editors. Computational Science – ICCS 2007: 7th International Conference, Beijing, China, May 27 - 30, 2007, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. LXX, 1240 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 4488).
A chapter in an edited book
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Ojo A, Porwol L, Waqar M, Stasiewicz A, Osagie E, Hogan M, et al. Realizing the Innovation Potentials from Open Data: Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the Desired Affordances of Open Data Environment. In: Afsarmanesh H, Camarinha-Matos LM, Lucas Soares A, editors. Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 55 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 48–59. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology).

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 Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Study Suggests Newborns Delivered By C-Section Have a Higher risk of Developing Chronic Health Problems [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/study-suggests-newborns-delivered-caesarean-have-higher-risk-developing-chronic/

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. Large Truck Safety: Federal Enforcement Efforts Have Been Stronger Since 2000, but Oversight of State Grants Needs Improvement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Dec. Report No.: GAO-06-156.

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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Anderson PM. Persistent Genomic Consequences of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure Measured in Adolescent Rat Brain [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2012.

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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Prochnik G. Days of Observance. New York Times. 2015 Sep 6;BR16.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleIranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
AbbreviationIran. J. Allergy Asthma Immunol.
ISSN (print)1735-1502
ISSN (online)1735-5249
ScopeImmunology and Allergy

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