How to format your references using the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Case Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Case 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
D.E. Black, Climate variability. The rains may be a-comin’, Science. 297 (2002) 528–529.
A journal article with 2 authors
J. Shendure, J.M. Akey, The origins, determinants, and consequences of human mutations, Science. 349 (2015) 1478–1483.
A journal article with 3 authors
P. Jankowski, A.R.W. McKellar, K. Szalewicz, Theory untangles the high-resolution infrared spectrum of the ortho-H2-CO van der Waals complex, Science. 336 (2012) 1147–1150.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
S.B. Lang, S.A.M. Tofail, A.L. Kholkin, M. Wojtaś, M. Gregor, A.A. Gandhi, Y. Wang, S. Bauer, M. Krause, A. Plecenik, Ferroelectric polarization in nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite thin films on silicon, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 2215.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
M. Leddra, Time Matters, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2010.
An edited book
E. Anne Bollwerk, S. Tushingham, eds., Perspectives on the Archaeology of Pipes, Tobacco and other Smoke Plants in the Ancient Americas, 1st ed. 2016, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
M. Kramer, The Double Pulsar: A Unique Lab for Relativistic Plasma Physics and Tests of General Relativity, in: W. Becker (Ed.), Neutron Stars and Pulsars, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009: pp. 73–90.

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 International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Case Reports.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Scientists Develop Beer That Doesn’t Give You A Hangover, IFLScience. (2013).


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: Comparison of Airline “Customer Service Commitment” With Contracts of Carriage and Federal Law, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M. Rouhani, Overdose prevention and naloxone distribution: A grant project, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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
L. Qiu, That’s Not How It Went On the Deal With Iran, New York Times. (2017) A16.

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 titleInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Case Reports
ISSN (print)2588-9109

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