How to format your references using the Journal of Parasitic Diseases citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Parasitic Diseases (J Parasit Dis). 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
Schiermeier Q (2009) G8 climate target questioned. Nature 460:313
A journal article with 2 authors
Nuth JA 3rd, Johnson NM (2012) Astronomy. Complex protostellar chemistry. Science 336:424–425
A journal article with 3 authors
Dong X, Wang Y, Xia Y (2014) Re-building Daniell cell with a Li-ion exchange film. Sci Rep 4:6916
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Tang W-J, Yang Y-A, Xu H, et al (2014) Synthesis and discovery of 18α-GAMG as anticancer agent in vitro and in vivo via down expression of protein p65. Sci Rep 4:7106

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vettese F (2015) The Essential Retirement Guide. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Jakhu RS (2014) Small Satellites and Their Regulation. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Yanling H, Hong W, Dehua L (2010) Space-Time Variation Operator Set in Possibility Construction Space. In: Cai Z, Tong H, Kang Z, Liu Y (eds) Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Systems: 5th International Symposium, ISICA 2010, Wuhan, China, October 22-24, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 29–36

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 Parasitic Diseases.

Blog post
Luntz S (2014) Monkey Think, Other Monkey Do. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/monkey-think-other-monkey-do/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
Government Accountability Office (1975) Problems in Administering Programs To Improve Law Enforcement Education. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hume DM (2010) The reader as collaborator in Coleridge’s fragments “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “Christabel,” and “Kubla Khan”: Kindling “Native flames” rather than reflecting “Alien fires.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Rothenberg B (2017) Dominant So Far on Clay, Nadal Hits A Bump on the Road to Roland Garros. New York Times D1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Loder 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Shah 2000; Kelly 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Nuth and Johnson 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Parasitic Diseases
AbbreviationJ. Parasit. Dis.
ISSN (print)0971-7196
ISSN (online)0975-0703
ScopeParasitology

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