How to format your references using the Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises. 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
Assmann SM. G proteins Go green: a plant G protein signaling FAQ sheet. Science 2005;310:71–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Atkins JF, Gesteland RF. mRNA readout at 40. Nature 2001;414:693.
A journal article with 3 authors
Priola SA, Chesebro B, Caughey B. Biomedicine. A view from the top--prion diseases from 10,000 feet. Science 2003;300:917–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Larison JR, Likens GE, Fitzpatrick JW, Crock JG. Cadmium toxicity among wildlife in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Nature 2000;406:181–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rebonato R. Volatility and Correlation. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2004.
An edited book
Kempfert H-G. Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Tzartzanis N. Exploiting Inductance. In: Xanthopoulos T, editor. Clocking in Modern VLSI Systems, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009, p. 105–37.

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 Pharmaceutiques Françaises.

Blog post
Evans K. The 20 Best High-Paying Jobs In America For 2017. 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. Aviation Security: Systematic Planning Needed to Optimize the Deployment of Checked Baggage Screening Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Oliver CN. The relationship between length of kindergarten day and student literacy and math achievement. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood 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
Urbina I. Tricked While on Land, Abused or Killed at Sea. New York Times 2015:A1.

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 Pharmaceutiques Françaises
AbbreviationAnn. Pharm. Fr.
ISSN (print)0003-4509
ScopePharmaceutical Science

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