How to format your references using the Annales de chirurgie plastique esthétique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annales de chirurgie plastique esthétique. 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
Pennisi E. GENOMICS: Rat Genome Off to an Early Start. Science 2000;289:1267b–9b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gaillardet J, Galy A. Atmospheric science. Himalaya--carbon sink or source? Science 2008;320:1727–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang Y, Chen G, Zhang C. Tunable spin-orbit coupling and quantum phase transition in a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate. Sci Rep 2013;3:1937.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Jaramillo C, Ochoa D, Contreras L, Pagani M, Carvajal-Ortiz H, Pratt LM, et al. Effects of rapid global warming at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary on neotropical vegetation. Science 2010;330:957–61.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sabol S. Case Studies in Mechanical Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Graziottin A. Clinical Management of Vulvodynia: Tips and Tricks. Milano: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Nicholson BD. Anticonvulsant Medications for Treatment of Neuropathic and “Functional” Pain. In: Deer TR, Leong MS, Gordin V, editors. Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical Approaches: the AMERICAN ACADEMY of PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management, New York, NY: Springer; 2015, p. 51–7.

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 Annales de chirurgie plastique esthétique.

Blog post
Andrew E. Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak Live Webcast. IFLScience 2014. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office. Use Of Missile Procurement Funds To Finance Research And Development Efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1969.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Poudel SR. Models and Algorithms to Solve a Reliable and Congested Biomass Supply Chain Network Designing Problem under Uncertainty. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 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
Romero S. China’s Halting Forays Into Latin America. New York Times 2015:A6.

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 titleAnnales de chirurgie plastique esthétique
AbbreviationAnn. Chir. Plast. Esthet.
ISSN (print)0294-1260

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