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]
Boehncke W-H. Perspective: Don’t be superficial. Nature. 2012;492:S55.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Komatsu T, Itino T. Moth caterpillar solicits for homopteran honeydew. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:3922.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hsin J-P, Sheth A, Manley JL. RNAP II CTD phosphorylated on threonine-4 is required for histone mRNA 3’ end processing. Science. 2011;334:683–686.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Verma R, Aravind L, Oania R, et al. Role of Rpn11 metalloprotease in deubiquitination and degradation by the 26S proteasome. Science. 2002;298:611–615.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Wolf EL, Medikonda M. Understanding the Nanotechnology Revolution. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Lollino G, Arattano M, Giardino M, et al., editors. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7: Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Cristea S, Kuipers J, Beerenwinkel N. pathTiMEx: Joint Inference of Mutually Exclusive Cancer Pathways and Their Dependencies in Tumor Progression. In: Singh M, editor. Research in Computational Molecular Biology: 20th Annual Conference, RECOMB 2016, Santa Monica, CA, USA, April 17-21, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 65–82.

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]
Taub B. The Neural Basis For Psychosomatic Illness May Have Been Discovered [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/neural-basis-psychosomatic-illness-discovered/.

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. Tax Systems Modernization: Time Tables for Critical Planning Documents. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993. Report No.: AIMD-93-81FS. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
McClinton BE. Preparing for the third age: A retirement planning course outline for lifelong learning programs [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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]
McKINLEY JC Jr. Oakley Rejects Plea Bargain And Demands Day in Court. New York Times. 2017 Jun 2;A19.

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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