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]
Norton DA. Species invasions and the limits to restoration: learning from the New Zealand experience. Science. 2009;325:569–571.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Yamamoto J, Tanaka H. Transparent nematic phase in a liquid-crystal-based microemulsion. Nature. 2001;409:321–325.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Norell MA, Makovicky PJ, Currie PJ. Palaeontology. The beaks of ostrich dinosaurs. Nature. 2001;412:873–874.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Klaassen M, Lindström A A, Meltofte H, et al. Ornithology. Arctic waders are not capital breeders. Nature. 2001;413:794.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Tue NV, Reichel M, Fischer M. Berechnung und Bemessung von Betonbrücken. Berlin, Germany: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Lindquist JD, editor. Proceedings of the 1984 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Pagliari DJ, Poncino M, Macii E. Energy-Efficient Digital Processing via Approximate Computing. In: Bombieri N, Poncino M, Pravadelli G, editors. Smart Systems Integration and Simulation. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 55–89.

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 E. The Science Of Hangovers [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/science-behind-your-hangover/.

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. Supplemental Student Loans: Legislative Changes Have Sharply Reduced Loan Volume. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990. Report No.: HRD-90-149FS. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Weber C. Exercise for older adults with dementia [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]
Hubbard B. Decline in Oil Prices Lands on Government Workers as Saudi Arabia Cuts Paychecks. New York Times. 2016 Sep 27;A6.

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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