How to format your references using the Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie. 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
Reichhardt T. NASA: trawling through the wreckage. Nature 2003;426:754–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Van de Walle CG, Neugebauer J. Universal alignment of hydrogen levels in semiconductors, insulators and solutions. Nature 2003;423:626–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Halberda J, Mazzocco MMM, Feigenson L. Individual differences in non-verbal number acuity correlate with maths achievement. Nature 2008;455:665–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Wang C, He Q, Halim U, Liu Y, Zhu E, Lin Z, et al. Monolayer atomic crystal molecular superlattices. Nature 2018;555:231–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Graham AW, Kirkman NC, Paul PM. Mobile Radio Network Design in the VHF and UHF Bands. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Fusetani N, Clare AS, editors. Antifouling Compounds. vol. 42. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Brooks GR, George SS. Flooding, Structural Flood Control Measures, and Recent Geomorphic Research along the Red River, Manitoba, Canada. In: Hudson PF, Middelkoop H, editors. Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe, New York, NY: Springer; 2015, p. 87–117.

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 Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie.

Blog post
Andrew E. When Parallel Worlds Collide . . . Quantum Mechanics Is Born. 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. U.S. Agencies Could Benefit by Better Management of ADP Activities of Government Contractors. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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
Shpigel B. Obliviously, Wentz Fuels The Eagles’ Giddy Rise. New York Times 2017:B7.

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 Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
AbbreviationAnn. Dermatol. Venereol.
ISSN (print)0151-9638

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