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
Zaratiegui, M. (2015). Molecular biology: RNA interference hangs by a thread. Nature, 520(7546), 162–164.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pomerantz, R. T., & O’Donnell, M. (2010). Direct restart of a replication fork stalled by a head-on RNA polymerase. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5965), 590–592.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fitch, J. P., Raber, E., & Imbro, D. R. (2003). Technology challenges in responding to biological or chemical attacks in the civilian sector. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5649), 1350–1354.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Koekkoek, S. K. E., Hulscher, H. C., Dortland, B. R., Hensbroek, R. A., Elgersma, Y., Ruigrok, T. J. H., & De Zeeuw, C. I. (2003). Cerebellar LTD and learning-dependent timing of conditioned eyelid responses. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5640), 1736–1739.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
O’Gorman, T. W. (2012). Adaptive Tests of Significance Using Permutations of Residuals with R and SAS®. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Zereini, F., & Wiseman, C. L. S. (Eds.). (2015). Platinum Metals in the Environment. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lorenz, H., & Döllner, J. (2010). High-Quality Non-planar Projections Using Real-Time Piecewise Perspective Projections. In A. Ranchordas, J. M. Pereira, H. J. Araújo, & J. M. R. S. Tavares (Eds.), Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications: International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2009, Lisboa, Portugal, February 5-8, 2009. Revised Selected Papers (pp. 45–58). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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. (2015, May 12). Mercury-Filled Balloon Popped For Science. 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. (1998). Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments (No. AA-98-13(3)). 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
Hendricks, E. D. (2010). Teaching teachers: A study of teacher educators’ perceptions of the effect of meeting mandated NCATE standards (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Corkery, M., & Walsh, M. W. (2015, June 29). In Puerto Rico, Debt Is Called ‘Not Payable.’ New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zaratiegui 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Pomerantz and O’Donnell 2010; Zaratiegui 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Pomerantz and O’Donnell 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Koekkoek et al. 2003)

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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