How to format your references using the Journal of the Anatomical Society of India citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Anatomical Society of India. 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
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Macilwain C. The future of science will soon be upon us. Nature. 2015;524(7564):137.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Dagan T, Martin W. Microbiology. Seeing green and red in diatom genomes. Science. 2009;324(5935):1651-1652.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Medina PP, Nolde M, Slack FJ. OncomiR addiction in an in vivo model of microRNA-21-induced pre-B-cell lymphoma. Nature. 2010;467(7311):86-90.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lin H, Yao C, Zhang X, et al. Strongly enhanced current densities in Sr0.6K0.4Fe2As2 + Sn superconducting tapes. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4465.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Pangarkar VG. Design of Multiphase Reactors. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
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Maimon O, Rokach L, eds. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Marinca V, Herisanu N. The Method of Krylov and Bogolyubov. In: Herisanu N, ed. Nonlinear Dynamical Systems in Engineering: Some Approximate Approaches. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011:47-82.

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 the Anatomical Society of India.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. NASA And FEMA Ran An Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise. IFLScience.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Payment to Counties: More Clarity Could Help Ensure County Expenditures Are Consistent with Key Parts of the Secure Rural Schools Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Simsic G. Revisiting Addiction Using Depth Psychology: The Myth of Exodus as a Blueprint for Recovery. 2012.

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
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Schmitt E. Vast Exercise Demonstrated Russia’s Growing Military Prowess. New York Times. October 1, 2017:A11.

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 the Anatomical Society of India
AbbreviationJ. Anat. Soc. India
ISSN (print)0003-2778
ScopeAnatomy
Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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