How to format your references using the The Indian Journal of Pediatrics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 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
1. Strobl M. General solution for quantitative dark-field contrast imaging with grating interferometers. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7243.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Schindler CS, Jacobsen EN. Chemistry. A new twist on cooperative catalysis. Science. 2013;340:1052–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Panáková D, Werdich AA, Macrae CA. Wnt11 patterns a myocardial electrical gradient through regulation of the L-type Ca(2+) channel. Nature. 2010;466:874–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Tesar PJ, Chenoweth JG, Brook FA, Davies TJ, Evans EP, Mack DL, et al. New cell lines from mouse epiblast share defining features with human embryonic stem cells. Nature. 2007;448:196–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Stenning A, Smith A, Rochovská A, Świa̧tek D. Domesticating Neo-Liberalism. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
1. Mechanick JI, Kushner RF, editors. Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dinh T-C, Sibony N. Dynamics in Several Complex Variables: Endomorphisms of Projective Spaces and Polynomial-like Mappings. In: Bedford E, Brunella M, Dinh T-C, Schleicher D, Sibony N, Gentili G, et al., editors. Holomorphic Dynamical Systems: Cetraro, Italy, July 7-12, 2008. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 165–294.

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 The Indian Journal of Pediatrics.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. Looking For Traces Of The First Stars In The Universe [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/looking-for-traces-of-the-first-stars-in-the-universe/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Digital Television Transition: Information on the Implementation of the Converter Box Subsidy Program and Consumer Participation in the Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008 Sep. Report No.: GAO-08-1181T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Borchardt GM. Making D.C. Democracy’s Capital: Local Activism, the “Federal State”, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2013.

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
1. Shear MD. Trump Abandoning Global Climate Accord. New York Times. 2017 Jun 1;A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleThe Indian Journal of Pediatrics
AbbreviationIndian J. Pediatr.
ISSN (print)0019-5456
ISSN (online)0973-7693
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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