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
Altman E. Physics. Critical Insights. Science 2007;315:1504–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Labinger JA, Bercaw JE. Understanding and exploiting C-H bond activation. Nature 2002;417:507–14.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cheung WWL, Watson R, Pauly D. Signature of ocean warming in global fisheries catch. Nature 2013;497:365–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Gougoux F, Lepore F, Lassonde M, Voss P, Zatorre RJ, Belin P. Neuropsychology: pitch discrimination in the early blind. Nature 2004;430:309.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gerardi MH, Zimmerman MC. Wastewater Pathogens. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
Maglyas A, Lamprecht A-L, editors. Software Business: 7th International Conference, ICSOB 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 13-14, 2016, Proceedings. vol. 240. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Halder P. An Overview of Science Teachers’ Knowledge of Bioenergy and the Need for Future Research: A Case from India. In: Dincer I, Colpan CO, Kizilkan O, Ezan MA, editors. Progress in Clean Energy, Volume 2: Novel Systems and Applications, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 59–64.

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
Andrew E. Crocodilians Use Tools To Lure in Prey. IFLScience 2013. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Experimental Schools Program: Opportunities To Improve the Management of an Educational Research Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Duran PE. Factors and prevention strategies to fight childhood obesity. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
Kelly DA. Weekender | Great Barrington, Mass. New York Times 2003:F7.

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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