How to format your references using the Journal of Asian Natural Products Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Asian Natural Products Research. 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]
O’Keeffe M. Edge effects. Nature. 2002;419:28–29.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Stahler S, Palla F. Astronomy. The beat of young stars. Science. 2014;345:514–515.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kurland CG, Collins LJ, Penny D. Genomics and the irreducible nature of eukaryote cells. Science. 2006;312:1011–1014.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Gao C, Bourke E, Scobie M, et al. Rational design and validation of a Tip60 histone acetyltransferase inhibitor. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:5372.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cobb K. The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Jacob SE. Practical Patch Testing and Chemical Allergens in Contact Dermatitis. Herro EM, editor. London: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Yang XJ, Yeldandi AV. Adrenal Gland. In: Zhai Q “jim,” editor. Frozen Section Library: Endocrine Organs. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. p. 173–205.

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 Journal of Asian Natural Products Research.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew D. One Quality In Men Might Be Even More Attractive Than Good Looks And A Sense Of Humor [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/one-quality-in-men-might-be-even-more-attractive-than-good-looks-and-a-sense-of-humor/.

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. [Importation Into the U.S. of Automobiles That Do Not Conform With Emission Requirements]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986. Report No.: B-217842. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Wong AN. The model minority at risk: Barriers to mental health access for Chinese Americans [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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]
de la MERCED MJ, Kang C. TV Station Owners Rush to Seize on Looser Rules. New York Times. 2017 May 2;B1.

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 titleJournal of Asian Natural Products Research
AbbreviationJ. Asian Nat. Prod. Res.
ISSN (print)1028-6020
ISSN (online)1477-2213
ScopeMolecular Medicine
Analytical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
General Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine
Drug Discovery
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacology

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