How to format your references using the International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 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]
Brown KR. Physics Probing the electron. Science 2014;343:255–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Mourier T, Jeffares DC. Eukaryotic intron loss. Science 2003;300:1393.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Faucher-Giguère C-A, Lidz A, Hernquist L. Numerical simulations unravel the cosmic web. Science 2008;319:52–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Hurtado A, Holmes KA, Geistlinger TR, Hutcheson IR, Nicholson RI, Brown M, et al. Regulation of ERBB2 by oestrogen receptor-PAX2 determines response to tamoxifen. Nature 2008;456:663–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Buckel W, Kleiner R. Supraleitung. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Albertsson A-C, Hakkarainen M, editors. Chromatography for Sustainable Polymeric Materials: Renewable, Degradable and Recyclable. vol. 211. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Hirsch F, Profeta C, Roynette B, Yor M. The Time Inversion Method. In: Profeta C, Roynette B, Yor M, editors. Peacocks and Associated Martingales, with Explicit Constructions, Milano: Springer; 2011, p. 163–79.

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 Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Advances In Tackling Depression. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/advances-tackling-depression/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Automated Systems: Treasury’s Efforts to Improve Its Payroll and Personnel Systems. Washington, DC: 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
[1]
Watson DJ. How the Lead Systems Integrator Experience Should Enhance Efforts to Rebuild the Defense Acquisition Workforce. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
[1]
Chira S. Cosby Is the Man on Trial. But So Are Power Dynamics. New York Times 2017:C1.

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 Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
AbbreviationInt. J. Pediatr. Adolesc. Med.
ISSN (print)2352-6467
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