How to format your references using the Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 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
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Butler D. Power to the people. Nature. 2004 Aug 19;430(7002):928–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Price DJ, Rosswog S. Producing ultrastrong magnetic fields in neutron star mergers. Science. 2006 May 5;312(5774):719–22.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Fenn KM, Nusbaum HC, Margoliash D. Consolidation during sleep of perceptual learning of spoken language. Nature. 2003 Oct 9;425(6958):614–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hsieh C-H, Glaser SM, Lucas AJ, Sugihara G. Distinguishing random environmental fluctuations from ecological catastrophes for the North Pacific Ocean. Nature. 2005 May 19;435(7040):336–40.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Wood P. Western Art and the Wider World. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
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Reinhard T, Larkin F, editors. Corneal Disease: Recent Developments in Diagnosis and Therapy. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. X, 121 p. 32 illus., 16 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
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Viitaniemi V, Laaksonen J. Techniques for Still Image Scene Classification and Object Detection. In: Kollias S, Stafylopatis A, Duch W, Oja E, editors. Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2006: 16th International Conference, Athens, Greece, September 10-14, 2006 Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. p. 35–44. (Hutchison D, Kanade T, Kittler J, Kleinberg JM, Mattern F, Mitchell JC, et al., editors. Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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 Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Orange Juice Is The Biggest Con Of Your Life [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/orange-juice-is-the-biggest-con-of-your-life/

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
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Government Accountability Office. B-2 Bomber: Contract Structure and Selected Provisions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Aug. Report No.: NSIAD-90-230FS.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Senaga KA. Tasteless, cheap, and southern? The rise and decline of the farm-raised catfish industry [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2016.

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
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Oestreich JR. Among the Dictators and Commandants Are Sopranos and Baritones. New York Times. 2016 Oct 20;C2.

In-text citations

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

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 Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
ISSN (online)0973-1342
Scope

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