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. Cyranoski D. Japanese team makes stem cells. Nature. 2003;423:577.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Tabas I, Glass CK. Anti-inflammatory therapy in chronic disease: challenges and opportunities. Science. 2013;339:166–72.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ye J, Kimble HJ, Katori H. Quantum state engineering and precision metrology using state-insensitive light traps. Science. 2008;320:1734–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Forouhar AS, Liebling M, Hickerson A, Nasiraei-Moghaddam A, Tsai H-J, Hove JR, et al. The embryonic vertebrate heart tube is a dynamic suction pump. Science. 2006;312:751–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Boberski V. Community Banking Strategies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Naumenko K. Modeling High Temperature Materials Behavior for Structural Analysis: Part I: Continuum Mechanics Foundations and Constitutive Models. Altenbach H, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Balázs C. A New Direction: Neuro-endocrino-immunology. In: Somlai J, Kovács T, editors. Neuro-Ophthalmology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 15–7.

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. Andrew D. LG Display Unveils Incredible New Flexible Televisions [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/lg-display-unveil-new-flexible-technology/

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. Stronger Measures Needed To Insure That Medical Diathermy Devices Are Safe and Effective. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976 Sep. Report No.: HRD-76-153.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Fair CL. Structure of the Roberts Mountains allochthon in the Three Bar Ranch Quadrangle, Roberts Mountains, Eureka County, Nevada [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Kanter J. Europe Moves to Collect Taxes From Tech Giants. New York Times. 2017 Oct 4;B1.

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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