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]
Dickey BF. Biochemistry. Walking on solid ground. Science 2012;337:924–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Lobell DB, Asner GP. Climate and management contributions to recent trends in U.S. agricultural yields. Science 2003;299:1032.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hägglund C, Grätzel M, Kasemo B. Comment on “efficient photochemical water splitting by a chemically modified n-TiO2” (II). Science 2003;301:1673; discussion 1673.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Meléndez A, Tallóczy Z, Seaman M, Eskelinen E-L, Hall DH, Levine B. Autophagy genes are essential for dauer development and life-span extension in C. elegans. Science 2003;301:1387–91.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Moore RG, Garland A. Cognitive Therapy for Chronic and Persistent Depression. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Aye RW, Hunter J, editors. Fundoplication Surgery: A Clinical Guide to Optimizing Results. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Yoshihara N, Veneziani R. Profits and exploitation: a reappraisal. In: Kusuoka S, Maruyama T, editors. Advances in Mathematical Economics Volume 16, Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2012, p. 85–109.

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. Would You Wear A Smog Ring? IFLScience 2015.

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. Federal Transit Benefit Program: DOT’s Debit-Card Internal Controls Are Designed to Be Consistent with Federal Standards. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Hilmey DG. Synthesis and Study of Heteroatomic Spirocyclic Scaffolds. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University, 2006.

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]
Poniewozik J, Hale M, Genzlinger N, Lyons M. An Hour, or Less, That Stood Out. New York Times 2016:C1.

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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