How to format your references using the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. 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]
Brown GC. Cell biology. NO says yes to mitochondria. Science 2003;299:838–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Mounce RCP, Wills MA. Phylogenetic position of Diania challenged. Nature 2011;476:E1; discussion E3-4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Esposito MS, Capelli P, Arber S. Brainstem nucleus MdV mediates skilled forelimb motor tasks. Nature 2014;508:351–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Ozer MM, Jia Y, Zhang Z, Thompson JR, Weitering HH. Tuning the quantum stability and superconductivity of ultrathin metal alloys. Science 2007;316:1594–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Campbell AK. Intracellular Calcium. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Näthke IS, McCartney BM, editors. APC Proteins. vol. 656. New York, NY: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Schein M, Sajja S, Elben HU. Diagnostica per immagini per lo studio dell’addome. In: Schein M, Rogers PN, editors. Chirurgia addominale d’urgenza: il buon senso di Schein: Guida pratica per sopravvivere nella trincea delle urgenze chirurgiche, Milano: Springer; 2007, p. 33–54.

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 Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Buzz Aldrin Describes His Encounter With A “UFO.” IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/space/buzz-aldrin-describes-his-encounter-ufo/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Wood Utilization: Federal Research and Product Development Activities, Support, and Technology Transfer. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Glasgow HL. Design and Selection of Probes for In Vivo Molecular Targeting and Imaging. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego, 2015.

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]
Robinson L. Christians and Muslims. New York Times 2010:BR1.

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 Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
AbbreviationJ. Ayurveda Integr. Med.
ISSN (print)0975-9476
ScopeComplementary and alternative medicine
Drug Discovery

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