How to format your references using the Jornal de Pediatria citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Jornal de Pediatria. 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
Lambers JHR. Ecology. Extinction risks from climate change. Science. 2015 May 1;348(6234):501–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fitzgerald KA, Golenbock DT. Immunology. The shape of things to come. Science. 2007 Jun 15;316(5831):1574–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Croxall JP, Trathan PN, Murphy EJ. Environmental change and Antarctic seabird populations. Science. 2002 Aug 30;297(5586):1510–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kolenderski P, Scarcella C, Johnsen KD, Hamel DR, Holloway C, Shalm LK, et al. Time-resolved double-slit interference pattern measurement with entangled photons. Sci Rep. 2014 Apr 28;4:4685.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morsali A, Hashemi L. Main Group Metal Coordination Polymers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
Lin F, Patel Z, editors. ENT Board Prep: High Yield Review for the Otolaryngology In-service and Board Exams. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. XIX, 387 p. 83 illus., 73 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
Poolsappasit N, Kumar V, Madria S, Chellappan S. Challenges in Secure Sensor-Cloud Computing. In: Jonker W, Petković M, editors. Secure Data Management: 8th VLDB Workshop, SDM 2011, Seattle, WA, USA, September 2, 2011, Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 70–84. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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 Jornal de Pediatria.

Blog post
Hale T. Scientists Forced To Abandon Antarctic Lab For Winter Due To Growing Ice Crack [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Assistance Provided for the Construction of Higher Education Academic Facilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976 Dec. Report No.: 089087.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Schmittel M. The Children First Foundation Parenting Education Program: A Study on the Effectiveness of a Divorce Parenting Education Program [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 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
Oestreich JR. Venice by Way of New York. New York Times. 2016 Sep 15;AR46.

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 titleJornal de Pediatria
AbbreviationJ. Pediatr. (Rio J.)
ISSN (print)0021-7557
ISSN (online)1678-4782
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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