How to format your references using the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Cyranoski D. Retracted paper rattles Korean science. Nature. 2009;458(7238):561.
A journal article with 2 authors
Meder D, Simons K. Cell biology. Ras on the roundabout. Science. 2005;307(5716):1731-1733.
A journal article with 3 authors
Șenbabaoğlu Y, Michailidis G, Li JZ. Critical limitations of consensus clustering in class discovery. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6207.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Levitsky KL, Toledo-Aral JJ, López-Barneo J, Villadiego J. Direct confocal acquisition of fluorescence from X-gal staining on thick tissue sections. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2937.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McCallum H. Population Parameters: Estimation for Ecological Models. Blackwell Science Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
Ingene CA. Mathematical Models of Distribution Channels. Vol 17. (Parry ME, ed.). Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Thakuriah P, Geers DG. Conclusions. In: Geers DG, ed. Transportation and Information: Trends in Technology and Policy. SpringerBriefs in Computer Science. Springer; 2013:97-101.

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 Clinical and Experimental Hepatology.

Blog post
Andrew D. Will Superfast ‘Quantum’ Computers Mean The End Of Unbreakable Encryption? IFLScience. Published August 29, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018.


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
Government Accountability Office. Commercial Space Launches: FAA Needs Continued Planning and Monitoring to Oversee the Safety of the Emerging Space Tourism Industry. 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
Murdock M. Memoir as Contemporary Myth. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute; 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
Pilon M. American Withdraws After Positive Drug Test. New York Times. July 14, 2012:D5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Exp. Hepatol.
ISSN (print)0973-6883

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