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
Kerr RA. PLANETARY SCIENCE: Saturn Wins Satellite Title With New Moons. Science 2000;290:689a.
A journal article with 2 authors
Carter NJ, Cross RA. Mechanics of the kinesin step. Nature 2005;435:308–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
Heierli J, Gumbsch P, Zaiser M. Anticrack nucleation as triggering mechanism for snow slab avalanches. Science 2008;321:240–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Pangala SR, Enrich-Prast A, Basso LS, Peixoto RB, Bastviken D, Hornibrook ERC, et al. Erratum: Large emissions from floodplain trees close the Amazon methane budget. Nature 2018;553:366.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Connors LA, Alvarez C. How Markets Really Work. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Wachter A. Compendium of Theoretical Physics. New York, NY: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Greaves M, Ford AM. Chromosome Translocations, Cancer Initiation and Clonal Evolution. In: Rowley JD, Le Beau MM, Rabbitts TH, editors. Chromosomal Translocations and Genome Rearrangements in Cancer, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 53–72.

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
Andrews R. Gigantic Shield To Be Placed Over Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor. IFLScience 2016. (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. Finanzas del Consumidor: Factores que Afectan la Educacion Financiera de las Personas con Conocimientos Limitados del Ingles. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Genc A. Phase Stability in Metallic Multilayers. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University, 2008.

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
Marx L. When ‘I Do’ Still Sounds Like a Good Idea. New York Times 2016:ST18.

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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