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 (Indian J Pediatr). 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. Dolan RJ. Emotion, cognition, and behavior. Science. 2002;298:1191–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Reinhart BJ, Bartel DP. Small RNAs correspond to centromere heterochromatic repeats. Science. 2002;297:1831.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Moore AW, Jan LY, Jan YN. hamlet, a binary genetic switch between single- and multiple- dendrite neuron morphology. Science. 2002;297:1355–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wong KL, Pawin G, Kwon K-Y, Lin X, Jiao T, Solanki U, et al. A molecule carrier. Science. 2007;315:1391–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Malhotra G. Chemical Process Simplification. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Zembylas M, Schutz PA, editors. Methodological Advances in Research on Emotion and Education. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Weresa MA. Policies Supporting Regional Innovation in Poland in 2014–2020: The European and National Perspective. In: Ambroziak AA, editor. New Cohesion Policy of the European Union in Poland: How It Will Influence the Investment Attractiveness of Regions in 2014-2020. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 77–89.

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. Hale T. Scientists Forced To Abandon Antarctic Lab For Winter Due To Growing Ice Crack [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/scientists-forced-to-abandon-antarctic-lab-for-winter-due-to-growing-ice-crack/

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. Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue Service’s Fiscal Year 2005 Expenditure Plan. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Jul. Report No.: GAO-05-774.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ambaw Y. Promoting the well-being of black student athletes: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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. Koblin J. Amazon Executive Resigns After Harassment Claim. New York Times. 2017 Oct 17;B6.

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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