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
Wingreen NS. Physics. Quantum many-body effects in a single-electron transistor. Science. 2004 May 28;304(5675):1258–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vaquero LM, Cebrian M. The rich club phenomenon in the classroom. Sci Rep. 2013 Jan 30;3:1174.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tanimura H, Kanasaki J, Tanimura K. State-resolved ultrafast dynamics of impact ionization in InSb. Sci Rep. 2014 Oct 30;4:6849.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Perez-Fons L, Wells T, Corol DI, Ward JL, Gerrish C, Beale MH, et al. A genome-wide metabolomic resource for tomato fruit from Solanum pennellii. Sci Rep. 2014 Jan 24;4:3859.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Agung IGN. Cross Section and Experimental Data Analysis Using Eviews. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
Bretzke W-R. Sustainable Logistics: Responses to a Global Challenge. Barkawi K, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. XXVI, 518 p. (Lecture Notes in Logistics).
A chapter in an edited book
Génard M, Memmah M-M, Quilot-Turion B, Vercambre G, Baldazzi V, Le Bot J, et al. Process-Based Simulation Models Are Essential Tools for Virtual Profiling and Design of Ideotypes: Example of Fruit and Root. In: Yin X, Struik PC, editors. Crop Systems Biology: Narrowing the gaps between crop modelling and genetics. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 83–104.

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
Davis J. China’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Peak Within 10 Years. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.


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. Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. II, No. 6. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Mar. Report No.: 144387.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ghadimian V. Renewable Energy Marketplace [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: 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
Cooper M. Not Over Till Overtime’s Due? Met Labor Strife Bares Secrets. New York Times. 2014 Jul 8;A1.

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

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