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
Edelaar P. Comment on “Evolutionary trade-offs, Pareto optimality, and the geometry of phenotype space.” Science 2013;339:757.
A journal article with 2 authors
Anderson JD, Schubert G. Saturn’s gravitational field, internal rotation, and interior structure. Science 2007;317:1384–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mohanan JL, Arachchige IU, Brock SL. Porous semiconductor chalcogenide aerogels. Science 2005;307:397–400.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Irifune T, Higo Y, Inoue T, Kono Y, Ohfuji H, Funakoshi K. Sound velocities of majorite garnet and the composition of the mantle transition region. Nature 2008;451:814–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wills B. Purposely Profitable. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Bjorner A, Cohen F, Concini CD, Procesi C, Salvetti M, editors. Configuration Spaces: Geometry, Combinatorics and Topology. Pisa: Scuola Normale Superiore; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Adaricheva K, Nation JB. Lattices of Algebraic Subsets and Implicational Classes. In: Grätzer G, Wehrung F, editors. Lattice Theory: Special Topics and Applications: Volume 2, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 103–51.

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
Andrew D. Kids Who Watch Porn Won’t Necessarily Turn Into Sex Offenders. IFLScience 2016. (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. Cable Television and a Regulatory Policy. 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
Ramirez C. Generation-Y leadership: A qualitative phenomenological study of virtual socialization relationships. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 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
Hodgman J. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times 2016:MM18.

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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