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
Dando PR. Obituary: Alan J. Southward (1928-2007). Nature. 2008;451(7174):28.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kidner CA, Martienssen RA. Spatially restricted microRNA directs leaf polarity through ARGONAUTE1. Nature. 2004;428(6978):81-84.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zahidi EM, Oudghiri-Hassani H, McBreen PH. Formation of thermally stable alkylidene layers on a catalytically active surface. Nature. 2001;409(6823):1023-1026.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Derraik JGB, Savage T, Miles HL, Mouat F, Hofman PL, Cutfield WS. Anthropometry, glucose homeostasis, and lipid profile in prepubertal children born early, full, or late term. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6497.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fuller S. RapidIO®: The Embedded System Interconnect. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
Rauter AP, Vogel P, Queneau Y, eds. Carbohydrates in Sustainable Development II. Vol 295. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Ali A, Caplan PJ, Fagnant R. Gender Stereotypes in Diagnostic Criteria. In: Chrisler JC, McCreary DR, eds. Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology: Volume 2: Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology. New York, NY: Springer; 2010:91-109.

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
Luntz S. The Amazon River Flows Backwards, And Now Scientists Have Figured Out Why. IFLScience.


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. Current National Issues Involving Science and Technology. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Luo SX. Theoretical models of olfactory discrimination in Drosophila. 2009.

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
de la MERCED MJ, Drape J. Co-Founder of Alibaba Is Said to Buy a 49 Percent Stake in the Nets. New York Times. October 27, 2017:D1.

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
Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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