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]
Ekeland I I. Mathematics. Curves and numbers. Nature 2000;405:748–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Sui H, Downing KH. Molecular architecture of axonemal microtubule doublets revealed by cryo-electron tomography. Nature 2006;442:475–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Akhtar A, Zink D, Becker PB. Chromodomains are protein-RNA interaction modules. Nature 2000;407:405–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Suydam IT, Snow CD, Pande VS, Boxer SG. Electric fields at the active site of an enzyme: direct comparison of experiment with theory. Science 2006;313:200–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Brunet R. Sustainable Geography. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Larhed M, Olofssonq K, editors. Microwave Methods in Organic Synthesis. vol. 266. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Passacquale G, Ferro A. American Versus European Guidelines: Critical Appraisal. In: Avanzas P, Clemmensen P, editors. Pharmacological Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes, London: Springer; 2014, p. 139–84.

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. Horses Use Eyes And Ears To Communicate. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/horses-use-eyes-and-ears-communicate/ (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. Information Technology: Numerous Federal Networks Used to Support Homeland Security Need to Be Better Coordinated with Key State and Local Information-Sharing Initiatives. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Domec BS. Development, Characterization, and Resultant Properties of a Carbon, Boron, and Chromium Ternary Diffusion System. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 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]
Kishkovsky S. Yevgeny Kolobov, 57; Founded an Opera Theater. New York Times 2003: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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