How to format your references using the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 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
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Janka H-T. Astronomy. The secrets behind supernovae. Science. 2002 Aug 16;297(5584):1134–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gardner KH, Correa F. Plant science. How plants see the invisible. Science. 2012 Mar 23;335(6075):1451–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Stroud RM, Nittler LR, Alexander CMO. Polymorphism in presolar Al2O3 grains from asymptotic giant branch stars. Science. 2004 Sep 3;305(5689):1455–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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McDonald FB, Stone EC, Cummings AC, Heikkila B, Lal N, Webber WR. Enhancements of energetic particles near the heliospheric termination shock. Nature. 2003 Nov 6;426(6962):48–51.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Zwecher MJ. Retirement Portfolios. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
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Wiener RL, Willborn SL, editors. Disability and Aging Discrimination: Perspectives in Law and Psychology. New York, NY: Springer; 2011. X, 270 p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Haney K. Improvisation in the Dance of Life: the Microcosm and Macrocosm. In: Tymieniecka A-T, editor. Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology on the Perennial Issue of Microcosm and Macrocosm. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006. p. 97–111.

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 of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Blog post
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Taub B. Long Term Cocaine And Crystal Meth Use May Hinder Moral Judgement [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/long-term-cocaine-and-crystal-meth-use-may-hinder-moral-judgement/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Motor Carriers: Better Information Needed to Assess Effectiveness and Efficiency of Safety Interventions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016 Oct. Report No.: GAO-17-49.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Bartaula B. Stand Level Growth and Survival Equations for Cutover Sites Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Mid-Gulf Region of Southern United States [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2017.

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
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Marx L. Jenna Miranda and Mitch Meyers. New York Times. 2012 Jan 8;ST10.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
AbbreviationJ. Pediatr. Adolesc. Gynecol.
ISSN (print)1083-3188
ISSN (online)1873-4332
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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