How to format your references using the Current Pediatrics Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Pediatrics Reports. 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
1. Check E. US debates future of Iraqi scientists. Nature. 2003;422:789.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Yang T, Shadlen MN. Probabilistic reasoning by neurons. Nature. 2007;447:1075–80.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Johnson KG, Jackson JBC, Budd AF. Caribbean reef development was independent of coral diversity over 28 million years. Science. 2008;319:1521–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Engel GS, Calhoun TR, Read EL, Ahn T-K, Mancal T, Cheng Y-C, et al. Evidence for wavelike energy transfer through quantum coherence in photosynthetic systems. Nature. 2007;446:782–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Matlock MD, Morgan RA. Ecological Engineering Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Pedrycz W, Chen S-M, editors. Information Granularity, Big Data, and Computational Intelligence. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Gander H-H. Sprache und Heimat Zu Arnold Stadlers Heidegger-Lektüre. In: Breeur R, Melle U, editors. Life, Subjectivity & Art: Essays in Honor of Rudolf Bernet. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012. p. 101–22.

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 Current Pediatrics Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. A Melting Arctic And Weird Weather: The Plot Thickens [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/melting-arctic-and-weird-weather-plot-thickens/

Reports

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Efforts To Stop Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Coming From and Through Mexico and Central America. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974 Dec. Report No.: GGD-75-44.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Aguirre I. Policy analysis of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Rockwell J. Berlin Stories. New York Times. 2017 Jun 2;BR49.

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 titleCurrent Pediatrics Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Pediatr. Rep.
ISSN (online)2167-4841
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