How to format your references using the Archives de pédiatrie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archives de pédiatrie. 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
Cale CM. Forensic DNA evidence is not infallible. Nature 2015;526:611.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kingston T, Rossiter SJ. Harmonic-hopping in Wallacea’s bats. Nature 2004;429:654–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Torre R, Bartolini P, Righini R. Structural relaxation in supercooled water by time-resolved spectroscopy. Nature 2004;428:296–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Couny F, Benabid F, Roberts PJ, Light PS, Raymer MG. Generation and photonic guidance of multi-octave optical-frequency combs. Science 2007;318:1118–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ganda KM. Dentist’s Guide to Medical Conditions, Medications, and Complications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
Nishihara Y, editor. Applied Cross-Coupling Reactions. vol. 80. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Zografos V, Valentinitsch A, Rempfler M, Tombari F, Menze B. Hierarchical Multi-Organ Segmentation Without Registration in 3D Abdominal CT Images. In: Menze B, Langs G, Montillo A, Kelm M, Müller H, Zhang S, et al., editors. Medical Computer Vision: Algorithms for Big Data: International Workshop, MCV 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, October 9, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 37–46.

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 Archives de pédiatrie.

Blog post
Luntz S. Thousands Mourn Death Of Wombat Who Lived For Cuddles. 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. Whistleblower Protection Program: Opportunities Exist for OSHA and DOT to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Stone MA. A quantitative study of perceptions of female Air Force leaders. 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
Feeney K. A Cornucopia Of Produce. New York Times 2008:NJ14.

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 titleArchives de pédiatrie
AbbreviationArch. Pediatr.
ISSN (print)0929-693X
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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