How to format your references using the Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Fuks F. Journal club. A cancer biologist marvels at how key gene regulators are still revealing hidden talents. Nature. 2010;466(7305):417.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sotomayor M, Schulten K. Single-molecule experiments in vitro and in silico. Science. 2007;316(5828):1144-1148.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hasty J, McMillen D, Collins JJ. Engineered gene circuits. Nature. 2002;420(6912):224-230.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Zhang N, Wang X, Ye Z, Jin Y. A quantitative study of chemical kinetics for the synthesis of doped oxide nanocrystals using FTIR. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4353.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Bai Q, Bai Y, Ruan W. Advances in Pipes and Pipelines. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
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Melin P, Kacprzyk J, Pedrycz W, eds. Soft Computing for Recognition Based on Biometrics. Vol 312. Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gertz O, McGlashan D. Consumer-Centric Programmatic Advertising. In: Busch O, ed. Programmatic Advertising: The Successful Transformation to Automated, Data-Driven Marketing in Real-Time. Management for Professionals. Springer International Publishing; 2016:55-73.

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 Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Study Suggests Badgers Do Not Spread TB To Cattle Directly. IFLScience.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Communications: Mobile Subscriber Equipment Testing Issues and Army Improvement Plan. 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
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Crumlish SB. Domingo Chileno: An Overture for Orchestra. Published online 2014.

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
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Gorman J. Study Puts a Little Distance Between Dinosaurs and Their Bird Relations. New York Times. January 2, 2017:A16.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
AbbreviationCurr. Probl. Pediatr. Adolesc. Health Care
ISSN (print)1538-5442
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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