Style Guide for Submission


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Endnotes: Sample Citations

The following examples illustrate the preferred citation system for the book. Sample notes show full citations followed by shortened citations for subsequent citations of the same sources. We have based this on The Chicago Manual of Style, with some simplifications.

Latin Abbreviations

  • Use Ibid when citing the previously cited source.
  • Use et al where there are more than three authors.
  • No Latin abbreviations in Endnotes.


  1. Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Annual Report, 2018-19,, accessed 13 June 2019.
  2. IAEA Report GOV/2003/75, Annex 2, 10 November 2003,, accessed 10 March 2019. Interviews/ News/ Press Releases/ Statements.
  3. Ephraim Sneh, Interview, Jerusalem Post, 10 November 2006.
  4. “India Raises Local Purchase Price for Summer Crops by 50%,” Reuters, 01 June 2020, by-50-idINKBN2382A5, accessed 01 June 2020
  5. “Secretary Rice Holds A News Conference,” Washington Post, 21 July 2006.
  6. releases.htm?dtl/32715/Expulsion_of_two_Pakistan_High_Commission_Officials, 31 May 2020.
  7. Statement by Iran’s Deputy Minister and Head of Trade Development Organisation, made on 05 March 2007, reported in Iran Daily, Tehran, 06 March 2007.
  8. United Nations Security Council SC/8679, 29 March 2006.


Single Author

  1. KR Singh, Iran: Quest for Security (New Delhi: Vikas, 1980), 413-415.

Two Authors

  1. Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar, Primate Conservation Biology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 104.

Four or more authors

  1. John E. Randall et al., Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997), 262.

Same Author and Work, Subsequent Citations

  1. Mousavian, op cit., ch. 2 n.34, 105-106.

Secondary Citation

  1. Krishna Menon, as cited in Manpreet Sethi, “The Struggle for Nuclear Disarmament,” Nuclear India, ed. Jasjit Singh (New Delhi: Knowledge World, 1998), 79.

Chapter in Book

  1. Cdr Sanjay J Singh, “Nature of War in the 21st Century,” Air Power and Joint Operations, ed. Jasjit Singh (New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2003), 82-109.

Reference Book

  1. Brassey’s International Military and Defense Encyclopedia (New York: Brassey’s, 1993), vol.3, 1381.


Online Article

  1. David Albright and Andrea Stricker, “Iran’s Nuclear Program,” The Iran Primer - United States Institute of Peace,, accessed 06 March 2016.

Newspaper Article

  1. Seymour M Hersh, “Last Stand,” New Yorker, 03 July 2006.
  2. David E Sanger and William J Broad, “Bush and Putin Want Iran to Treat Uranium in Russia,” New York Times, 19 November 2005.

Article in Journal

  1. Jasjit Singh, “Interpreting the Lebanon War 2006,” Air Power Journal vol. 1, no. 2 (Winter 2006, October-December), 1-35.


  1. Map of Mandovi River, Google Maps, accessed 14 June 2020,,73.8161959,5518m/data=!3m1!1e3


  • Singh,KR. Iran: Quest for Security. New Delhi: Vikas, 1980.
  • Singh, Jasjit, ed. Air Power and Joint Operations. New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2003.
  • Albright, David, and Andrea Stricker. “Iran’s Nuclear Program.” The Iran Primer - United States Institute of Peace.
  • Singh, Jasjit. “Interpreting the Lebanon War 2006.” Air Power Journal vol. 1, no. 2 (Winter 2006, October-December):1-35.
  • Sanger, David E., and William J. Broad. “Bush and Putin Want Iran to Treat Uranium in Russia.” New York Times, 19 November 2005.