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Just wondering, how would I reproduce this indentation formalism for certain scientific Journals:

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Currently for the following LaTeX input

Draine, B. T., 2003, ARA\&A, 41, 241\\
Dufour, R. J. 1984, in IAU Symp. 108, Structure and Evolution of the Magellanic
Clouds, ed. S. van den Bergh \& K. S. de Boer (Dordrecht: Reidel), 353\\
Fitzpatrick, E. L., 1986, AJ, 92 , 1068\\
Fitzpatrick, E. L., 1999, PASP, 111, 63\\

I am seeing this:

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Would be nice to see a little indentation going on for the Dufour reference. Any pro tips would be warmly welcomed!

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    It's really not ideal to format bibliography elements by hand. You should use natbib+bibtex or biblatex+biber. See bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib for the differences and What to do to switch to biblatex? and biblatex in a nutshell (for beginners). If you insist on doing this manually, you should at least use the bibliography and \bibitem syntax that is standard with LaTeX. – Alan Munn Jan 18 '16 at 15:43
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    @AlanMunn Hi Alan. Of course yes it would be much easier, but I'm writing a very small article to be aimed at undergraduates so it was a little easier for me to copy and paste references is as needed. – user3125347 Jan 18 '16 at 15:53
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    ok. So then use the hanging package. – Alan Munn Jan 18 '16 at 15:53
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Disclaimer

Please note (for others who may read this) that this is not the recommended way to format a bibliography, but in a pinch, it does what you want.

Manually creating hanging paragraphs

The hanging package provides a hangparas environment that can do what you want. Notice I've removed the trailing \\ from your code. \\ should not be used to create new paragraphs.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hanging}
\begin{document}
\begin{hangparas}{.25in}{1}
Draine, B. T., 2003, ARA\&A, 41, 241

Dufour, R. J. 1984, in IAU Symp. 108, Structure and Evolution of the Magellanic Clouds, ed. S. van den Bergh \& K. S. de Boer (Dordrecht: Reidel), 353

Fitzpatrick, E. L., 1986, AJ, 92 , 1068

Fitzpatrick, E. L., 1999, PASP, 111, 63
\end{hangparas}
\end{document}

output of code

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