How to format your references using the Journal de pédiatrie et de puériculture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal de pédiatrie et de puériculture. 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
Bohman T. Mathematics. Emergence of connectivity in networks. Science 2009;323:1438–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Srinivasan K, Painter O. Linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of a strongly coupled microdisk-quantum dot system. Nature 2007;450:862–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tsushima Y, Sasaki Y, Watanabe T. Greater disruption due to failure of inhibitory control on an ambiguous distractor. Science 2006;314:1786–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Melchinger AE, Schipprack W, Würschum T, Chen S, Technow F. Rapid and accurate identification of in vivo-induced haploid seeds based on oil content in maize. Sci Rep 2013;3:2129.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Das SK. Mobile Handset Design. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
Cierpka M, editor. Regulatory Disorders in Infants: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Sha S, Jun L, Qinghua Z, Wei Z. Automatic Chinese Topic Term Spelling Correction in Online Pinyin Input. In: Park JJ, Jin H, Liao X, Zheng R, editors. Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-centric Computing 2011 and Embedded and Multimedia Computing 2011: HumanCom & EMC 2011, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011, p. 23–36.

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 Journal de pédiatrie et de puériculture.

Blog post
Fang J. Oldest European Genome Sequenced. IFLScience 2014.


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. Better Cash Management Can Reduce the Cost of the National Direct Student Loan Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Myers RE. Moderating the effectiveness of messages to promote physical activity in type 2 diabetes. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 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
Brantley B. A Richard III Straight Out of the Land of Id. New York Times 2017:C4.

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 titleJournal de pédiatrie et de puériculture
ISSN (print)0987-7983
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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