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
Dabby DS. Music theory. Creating musical variation. Science 2008;320:62–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pedraza JM, van Oudenaarden A. Noise propagation in gene networks. Science 2005;307:1965–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dyall SD, Brown MT, Johnson PJ. Ancient invasions: from endosymbionts to organelles. Science 2004;304:253–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Teeling EC, Scally M, Kao DJ, Romagnoli ML, Springer MS, Stanhope MJ. Molecular evidence regarding the origin of echolocation and flight in bats. Nature 2000;403:188–92.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bintliff J. The Complete Archaeology of Greece. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
Bartunek J, Vanderheyden M, editors. Translational Approach to Heart Failure. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Barkalov A, Titarenko L. Synthesis of compositional microprogram control units with code sharing. In: Barkalov A, Titarenko L, editors. Logic Synthesis for Compositional Microprogram Control Units, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 99–135.

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. What Would Happen If You Were Punched By Superman? 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. Commuter Rail: Commuter Rail Issues Should Be Considered in Debate over Amtrak. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
He C. Advanced Wavelet Application for Video Compression and Video Object Tracking. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University, 2005.

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
de la MERCED MJ. Northrop Grumman to Buy Orbital ATK for $7.8 Billion. New York Times 2017:B4.

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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