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
Riordan CG. Organometallic Chemistry. Catalysis by nickel in its high oxidation state. Science 2015;347:1203–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bardgett RD, van der Putten WH. Belowground biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Nature 2014;515:505–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
Thore S, Leibundgut M, Ban N. Structure of the eukaryotic thiamine pyrophosphate riboswitch with its regulatory ligand. Science 2006;312:1208–11.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Aeschlimann M, Bauer M, Bayer D, Brixner T, García de Abajo FJ, Pfeiffer W, et al. Adaptive subwavelength control of nano-optical fields. Nature 2007;446:301–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schwartz P, Kempner M. 50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
Buehler M, Iagnemma K, Singh S, editors. The DARPA Urban Challenge: Autonomous Vehicles in City Traffic. vol. 56. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Rijken C, Römkens R. Trafficking for Sexual Purposes as a Globalized Shadow Economy: Human Security as the Tool to Facilitate a Human Rights Based Approach. In: Letschert R, van Dijk J, editors. The New Faces of Victimhood: Globalization, Transnational Crimes and Victim Rights, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011, p. 73–98.

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
Andrews R. Working At A Desk Means You Might Die Sooner, Unless You Exercise For An Hour Every Day. 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. Aviation Weather: FAA Needs to Resolve Questions Involving the Use of New Radars. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Green EI. Caregiver wellness: An inquiry of health risks among frontline direct caregivers of the elderly and disabled. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 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
Wyndham S. The Circles of Hellhaus. New York Times 2017:BR19.

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

About the journal

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

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