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
Murphy AB. Calculation and application of combined diffusion coefficients in thermal plasmas. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4304.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ardejani MS, Orner BP. Materials science. Obey the peptide assembly rules. Science. 2013;340(6132):561-562.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sempere T, Hartley A, Roperch P. Comment on “Rapid uplift of the Altiplano revealed through 13C-18O bonds in paleosol carbonates.” Science. 2006;314(5800):760; author reply 760.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhang X, Fu W, Palivan CG, Meier W. Natural channel protein inserts and functions in a completely artificial, solid-supported bilayer membrane. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2196.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hecht J. Understanding Lasers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
Becker J, Delfmann P, eds. Reference Modeling: Efficient Information Systems Design Through Reuse of Information Models. Physica-Verlag HD; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Masala C. Political Environment as a Factor of Risk. In: Essig M, Hülsmann M, Kern E-M, Klein-Schmeink S, eds. Supply Chain Safety Management: Security and Robustness in Logistics. Lecture Notes in Logistics. Springer; 2013:101-108.

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
Andrew E. Contraceptive Pill Associated With Changes In Brain Structure. IFLScience. Published November 26, 2014. 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. Cybersecurity: Recent Data Breaches Illustrate Need for Strong Controls across Federal Agencies. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Grayson N. Development of a preliminary scale of counterproductive experiences in supervision: Attitudes of clinical psychology doctoral students. Published online 2014.

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
Saslow L. Few Voters Show Up to Elect Two Democrats. New York Times. April 1, 2007:LI2.

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

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