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]
Gibbs RA. Genome-sequencing anniversary. Bringing genomics and genetics back together. Science. 2011;331:548.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Burton DR, Weiss RA. AIDS/HIV. A boost for HIV vaccine design. Science. 2010;329:770–773.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Theise ND, Krause DS, Sharkis S. Comment on “Little evidence for developmental plasticity of adult hematopoietic stem cells.” Science. 2003;299:1317; author reply 1317.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Jiang X-Z, Cong L, Niu J-Z, et al. Alternative splicing contributes to the coordinated regulation of ferritin subunit levels in Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Sci Rep. 2014;4:4806.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cross M, MacDonald B. Nutrition in Institutions. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Bourgeois J, Minker W, editors. Time-Domain Beamforming and Blind Source Separation: Speech Input in the Car Environment. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Feig DI. CRP, Uric Acid, and Other Novel Factors in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension. In: Flynn JT, Ingelfinger JR, Portman RJ, editors. Pediatric Hypertension. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2011. p. 75–90.

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]
Davis J. Human Embryos Grown In Lab For Record Period Of Time. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. Student Aid And Postsecondary Tax Preferences: Limited Research Exists on Effectiveness of Tools to Assist Students and Families through Title IV Student Aid and Tax Preferences. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005. Report No.: GAO-05-684. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Zhu Z. Financial restatements: Implications for management earnings forecasts [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2010.

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]
Perlroth N, Scott M, Frenkel S. A Cyberattack Hits Ukraine, Then Spreads. New York Times. 2017 Jun 27;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 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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