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
Smaglik P. Trust me, I’m a doctor. Nature 2003;426:101.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hadders MA, Lens SMA. Cell biology. Mind the midzone. Science 2014;345:265–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ye F, Burns MJ, Naughton MJ. Structured metal thin film as an asymmetric color filter: the forward and reverse plasmonic halos. Sci Rep 2014;4:7267.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Tian B, Reser D, Durham A, Kustov A, Rauschecker JP. Functional specialization in rhesus monkey auditory cortex. Science 2001;292:290–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Samara T. ERP and Information Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
Yakhno T, Neuhold EJ, editors. Advances in Information Systems: 4th International Conference, ADVIS 2006, Izmir, Turkey, October 18-20,2006. Proceedings. vol. 4243. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Marani E, Koch WFRM. History. In: Koch WFRM, editor. The Pelvis: Structure, Gender and Society, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014, p. 47–110.

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 D. People With Creative Personalities Really Do See The World Differently. IFLScience 2017. (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. Strong Centralized Management Needed in Computer-Based Information Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Annan F. Spatial pattern of yield distributions: implications for crop insurance. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 2012.

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
Schwartz J. Views Conflict on Exxon Mobil’s Ties to Those Who Reject Climate Science. New York Times 2016:A15.

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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