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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Indian Philosophy. 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
Barbier, E. B. (2014). Economics: Account for depreciation of natural capital. Nature, 515(7525), 32–33.
A journal article with 2 authors
Eisch, A. J., & Petrik, D. (2012). Depression and hippocampal neurogenesis: a road to remission? Science (New York, N.Y.), 338(6103), 72–75.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fried, S. I., Münch, T. A., & Werblin, F. S. (2002). Mechanisms and circuitry underlying directional selectivity in the retina. Nature, 420(6914), 411–414.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Takasu, M. A., Dalva, M. B., Zigmond, R. E., & Greenberg, M. E. (2002). Modulation of NMDA receptor-dependent calcium influx and gene expression through EphB receptors. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5554), 491–495.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Harrison, R. G. (2014). Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Barjis, J., Pergl, R., & Babkin, E. (Eds.). (2015). Enterprise and Organizational Modeling and Simulation: 11th International Workshop, EOMAS 2015, Held at CAiSE 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-9, 2015, Selected Papers (Vol. 231). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Le Dinh, T., Ho, V. T., Nomo, T. S., & Ayayi, A. (2015). Towards a Cyberinfrastructure for Social Science Research Collaboration: The Service Science Approach. In H. Nóvoa & M. Drăgoicea (Eds.), Exploring Services Science: 6th International Conference, IESS 2015, Porto, Portugal, February 4-6, 2015, Proceedings (pp. 36–49). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Philosophy.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2017, March 16). 7 Myths About Psychedelic Drugs Like LSD That Are Doing More Harm Than Good. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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. (1992). Parent and Supplemental Student Loans: Volume and Default Trends for Fiscal Years 1989 to 1991 (No. HRD-92-138FS). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Borisova-Kidder, A. (2006). Meta-Analytical Estimates of Values of Environmental Services Enhanced by Government Agricultural Conservation Programs (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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. (2012, May 18). I.O.C. Rejects ’72 Remembrance. New York Times, p. B10.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Barbier 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Barbier 2014; Eisch and Petrik 2012).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Eisch and Petrik 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Takasu et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Indian Philosophy
AbbreviationJ. Indian Philos.
ISSN (print)0022-1791
ISSN (online)1573-0395
Cultural Studies

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