How to format your references using the Journal of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics. 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
Bahcall O (2015) Precision medicine. Nature 526:335
A journal article with 2 authors
Loog M, Morgan DO (2005) Cyclin specificity in the phosphorylation of cyclin-dependent kinase substrates. Nature 434:104–108
A journal article with 3 authors
Johnson KG, Jackson JBC, Budd AF (2008) Caribbean reef development was independent of coral diversity over 28 million years. Science 319:1521–1523
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Stein WE, Mannolini F, Hernick LV, et al (2007) Giant cladoxylopsid trees resolve the enigma of the Earth’s earliest forest stumps at Gilboa. Nature 446:904–907

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sarker DK (2013) Pharmaceutical Emulsions. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Lü Q (2014) General Pontryagin-Type Stochastic Maximum Principle and Backward Stochastic Evolution Equations in Infinite Dimensions. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Dürholz U, Fischlin M, Kasper M, Onete C (2011) A Formal Approach to Distance-Bounding RFID Protocols. In: Lai X, Zhou J, Li H (eds) Information Security: 14th International Conference, ISC 2011, Xi’an, China, October 26-29, 2011. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 47–62

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 Indian Society for Probability and Statistics.

Blog post
Fang J (2015) New Caste of Thieving Ants Discovered. In: IFLScience. 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 (2000) Federal Communications Commission: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2000. 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
Maddox AL (2017) Secondary Structure Analysis of the C-Terminus of Gα-Interacting Vesicle Associated Protein Using Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy. 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
Brantley B (2017) Marriage, That Cozy Battlefield. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bahcall 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Loog and Morgan 2005; Bahcall 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Loog and Morgan 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Stein et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics
ISSN (online)2364-9569
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