How to format your references using the Actualités pharmaceutiques citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Actualités pharmaceutiques. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Barnes K. Volcanology: Europe’s ticking time bomb. Nature 2011;473:140–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ouellette AJ, Selsted ME. Immunology. HD6 defensin nanonets. Science 2012;337:420–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Thulasiram HV, Erickson HK, Poulter CD. Chimeras of two isoprenoid synthases catalyze all four coupling reactions in isoprenoid biosynthesis. Science 2007;316:73–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Das C, Lucia MS, Hansen KC, Tyler JK. CBP/p300-mediated acetylation of histone H3 on lysine 56. Nature 2009;459:113–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Pétrowski A, Ben-Hamida S. Evolutionary Algorithms. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Tayeb O, Zahed A, Ritzen J, editors. Becoming a World-Class University: The case of King Abdulaziz University. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Wipf D, Zhang H. Analysis of Bayesian Blind Deconvolution. In: Heyden A, Kahl F, Olsson C, Oskarsson M, Tai X-C, editors. Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition: 9th International Conference, EMMCVPR 2013, Lund, Sweden, August 19-21, 2013. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 40–53.

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 Actualités pharmaceutiques.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. NASA’s Next Mission Will Study The Extreme Environment Around Black Holes. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-s-next-mission-will-study-the-extreme-environment-around-black-holes/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Nanotechnology: Improved Performance Information Needed for Environmental, Health, and Safety Research. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Tovar L. Perceived life satisfaction of previously undocumented Latino immigrants. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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]
Saslow L. Pragmatic Appeal to Voters To Approve School Budgets. New York Times 2008:LI1.

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 titleActualités pharmaceutiques
AbbreviationActual. Pharm.
ISSN (print)0515-3700
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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