How to format your references using the Journal of Indian College of Cardiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Indian College of Cardiology. 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
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Lewontin R. Evolution. Retrospective: in memory of John Maynard Smith (1920-2004). Science. 2004;304(5673):979.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Moore SL, Wilson K. Parasites as a viability cost of sexual selection in natural populations of mammals. Science. 2002;297(5589):2015-2018.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Jop P, Forterre Y, Pouliquen O. A constitutive law for dense granular flows. Nature. 2006;441(7094):727-730.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lee SB, Mitchell DT, Trofin L, Nevanen TK, Söderlund H, Martin CR. Antibody-based bio-nanotube membranes for enantiomeric drug separations. Science. 2002;296(5576):2198-2200.

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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Bisgaard S, Kulahci M. Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Example: Bisgaard/Time Series by Example. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Astudillo L. Chemical Optimization Algorithm for Fuzzy Controller Design. (Melin P, Castillo O, eds.). Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Macleod AM. Coercion, Justice, and Democracy. In: Reidy DA, Riker WJ, eds. Coercion and the State. Springer Netherlands; 2008:63-75.

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 College of Cardiology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. What Happens During Sleep? IFLScience.

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. HUD Information Systems: Improved Management Practices Needed to Control Integration Cost and Schedule. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

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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DiPasquale VL. A phenomenological study of industry professionals’ perceptions of ethics in the title insurance industry. Published online 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
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Rothenberg B. With Her Surgeon Watching, Kvitova Shows Off Skilled Handiwork. New York Times. July 3, 2017:B9.

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 Indian College of Cardiology
AbbreviationJ. Ind. Coll. Cardiol.
ISSN (print)1561-8811
Scope

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