Request to scholarly journal publishers to follow standard citation styles

Indian scholarly journals do not follow standard citation styles. Journals in Library and Information Sciences also follow custom citation styles. Most of the journals ask the authors to follow their custom styles. Custom styles eat the time of authors while preparing references. Journal publishers should follow any standard styles for manuscripts. Social Science journals can follow standard styles like APA. Reference management software like Mendeley and Zotero support almost all standard citation styles. I request all journal publishers in LIS to follow standard citation styles and save the time of authors.