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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Stocker R. Marine microbes see a sea of gradients. Science. 2012;338(6107):628-633.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Huang AS, Tan CYH. Science and society. Achieving scientific eminence within Asia. Science. 2010;329(5998):1471-1472.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hwang C-S, Shemorry A, Varshavsky A. N-terminal acetylation of cellular proteins creates specific degradation signals. Science. 2010;327(5968):973-977.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Franzdóttir SR, Engelen D, Yuva-Aydemir Y, Schmidt I, Aho A, Klämbt C. Switch in FGF signalling initiates glial differentiation in the Drosophila eye. Nature. 2009;460(7256):758-761.

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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Dallas HJ. Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
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Fraenkel AA. Recollections of a Jewish Mathematician in Germany. (Cohen-Mansfield J, ed.). Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Cretì A, Villeneuve B. Gas Storage and Security of Supply. In: Cretì A, ed. The Economics of Natural Gas Storage: A European Perspective. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009:85-112.

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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Luntz S. No, The CDC Is Not Covering Up Evidence That Vaccines Cause Autism. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/no-cdc-not-covering-evidence-vaccines-cause-autism/. Published August 27, 2014. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. Bilingual Education: Four Overlapping Programs Could Be Consolidated. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

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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Curtis KJ. Mozambican national anthems: Memory, performance, and nation-building. 2010.

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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Dominus S. A Dramatist as Dungeon Master. New York Times. June 9, 2017:C1.

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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