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]
Mooijaart S. Scientists and societies. Young genomicists get connected. Nature 2004;429:226.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Bauer S, Hoye BJ. Migratory animals couple biodiversity and ecosystem functioning worldwide. Science 2014;344:1242552.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Volpe G, Volpe G, Gigan S. Brownian motion in a speckle light field: tunable anomalous diffusion and selective optical manipulation. Sci Rep 2014;4:3936.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhuang Z, Frerich JM, Huntoon K, Yang C, Merrill MJ, Abdullaev Z, et al. Tumor derived vasculogenesis in von Hippel-Lindau disease-associated tumors. Sci Rep 2014;4:4102.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Fell GJ. Decoding the IT Value Problem. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Gilfillan AM, Metcalfe DD, editors. Mast Cell Biology: Contemporary and Emerging Topics. vol. 716. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Wehren B, Schädler B, Weingartner R. Human Interventions. In: Bundi U, editor. Alpine Waters, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 71–92.

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. Bacteria Could Be Used To Prevent HIV Infections. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/microbe-wars-bacteria-could-be-used-prevent-hiv-infections/ (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. Deferred Maintenance Reporting: Challenges to Implementation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gunderson CA. The Moderating Effect of Type of Target on the Relationship between Collective Rumination and Displaced Aggression. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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]
Hennessey S. Did Trump Violate His Oath of Office? New York Times 2017:A25.

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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