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
Strong M. Scientists and societies. Community outreach. Nature 2005;434:418.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rizki A, Lundblad V. Defects in mismatch repair promote telomerase-independent proliferation. Nature 2001;411:713–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Silk JB, Alberts SC, Altmann J. Social bonds of female baboons enhance infant survival. Science 2003;302:1231–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Wagner R, Li J, Kenar E, Kohlbacher O, Machicao F, Häring H-U, et al. Clinical and non-targeted metabolomic profiling of homozygous carriers of Transcription Factor 7-like 2 variant rs7903146. Sci Rep 2014;4:5296.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Will H. »Sei naiv und mach’ ein Experiment«: Feodor Lynen. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2011.
An edited book
Lecca P, editor. Biomechanics of Cells and Tissues: Experiments, Models and Simulations. vol. 9. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Hongbo S, Liye C, Gang X, Kun Y, Lihua Z, Junna S. Progress in Phytoremediating Heavy-Metal Contaminated Soils. In: Sherameti I, Varma A, editors. Detoxification of Heavy Metals, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 73–90.

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. Amazing Photographs Of Alcoholic Drinks Under The Microscope. 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. Survey of the Activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Salie A. Servant-minded leadership and work satisfaction in Islamic organizations: A correlational mixed study. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 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
Nordland R. Russia Signs Agreement Expanding Syrian Bases. New York Times 2017: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 Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
AbbreviationAnn. Dermatol. Venereol.
ISSN (print)0151-9638

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