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
Brody, H. (2014). Lung cancer. Nature, 513(7517), S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Steinberger, B., & Torsvik, T. H. (2008). Absolute plate motions and true polar wander in the absence of hotspot tracks. Nature, 452(7187), 620–623.
A journal article with 3 authors
Glasauer, S., Langley, S., & Beveridge, T. J. (2002). Intracellular iron minerals in a dissimilatory iron-reducing bacterium. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5552), 117–119.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Avila, J., Razado, I., Lorcy, S., Fleurier, R., Pichonat, E., Vignaud, D., et al. (2013). Exploring electronic structure of one-atom thick polycrystalline graphene films: a nano angle resolved photoemission study. Scientific reports, 3, 2439.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McAulay, A. D. (2011). Military Laser Technology for Defense. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Moroney, L., & MacDonald, M. (Eds.). (2006). Pro ASP.NET 2.0 in VB 2005. Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Gonzalez, A. (2011). Is There a Link Between Hispanics and First-Generation College Students? The Importance of Exposure to a College-Going Tradition. In D. L. Leal & S. J. Trejo (Eds.), Latinos and the Economy: Integration and Impact in Schools, Labor Markets, and Beyond (pp. 95–110). New York, NY: Springer.

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, E. (2013, November 28). Stem Cells Can Create Skin For Burn Victims. 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. (2003). Information Technology Training: Practices of Leading Private-Sector Companies (No. GAO-03-390). 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
Leslie, M. S. (2012). Understanding Individual Change in Practice: A Grounded Theory Study of Maternity Care Providers (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Callahan, K. (2011, August 15). Quotation Of The Day. New York Times, p. A2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brody 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Brody 2014; Steinberger and Torsvik 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Steinberger and Torsvik 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Avila et al. 2013)

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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