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
Ruth T. Accelerating production of medical isotopes. Nature 2009;457:536–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bernays EA, Singer MS. Insect defences: taste alteration and endoparasites. Nature 2005;436:476.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wood ZA, Poole LB, Karplus PA. Peroxiredoxin evolution and the regulation of hydrogen peroxide signaling. Science 2003;300:650–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Süel GM, Kulkarni RP, Dworkin J, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Elowitz MB. Tunability and noise dependence in differentiation dynamics. Science 2007;315:1716–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davies D. Philosophy of the Performing Arts. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
Brion M. Frobenius Splitting Methods in Geometry and Representation Theory. vol. 231. Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Debnath L, Shah FA. The Gabor Transform and Time–Frequency Signal Analysis. In: Shah FA, editor. Wavelet Transforms and Their Applications, Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2015, p. 243–86.

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
Fang J. Bonobo Study Reveals Our Ancestors Likely Had Less Body Fat and More Muscle Mass. IFLScience 2015. (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. Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Europe. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Corbets JB. Evaluating System Architecture Quality and Architecting Team Performance Using Information Quality Theory. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington 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
Neuman W. In Colombia, an Election May Turn on a Dirty War. New York Times 2014:A12.

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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