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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van de Walle A. Melting Mechanisms. Simulations provide a rare look at real melting. Science. 2014 Nov 7;346(6210):704–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sharp MD, Pogliano K. Role of cell-specific SpoIIIE assembly in polarity of DNA transfer. Science. 2002 Jan 4;295(5552):137–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Pichersky E, Noel JP, Dudareva N. Biosynthesis of plant volatiles: nature’s diversity and ingenuity. Science. 2006 Feb 10;311(5762):808–11.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Shin JH, Min S-H, Kim S-J, Kim Y-I, Park J, Lee HK, et al. TAK1 regulates autophagic cell death by suppressing the phosphorylation of p70 S6 kinase 1. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1561.

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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Plantin J-C. Participatory Mapping. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
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Guo R. Multiregional Economic Development in China. Gui H, Guo LC, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015. XV, 528 p. 32 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
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Henkel M, Stratigaki C, Stirna J, Loucopoulos P, Zorgios Y, Migiakis A. Extending Capabilities with Context Awareness. In: Krogstie J, Mouratidis H, Su J, editors. Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops: CAiSE 2016 International Workshops, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 13-17, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 40–51. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing).

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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Andrew E. Brain Pathway Rediscovered After 100 Years [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/brain-pathway-rediscovered-after-100-years/

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. Landsat’s Role in an Earth Resources Information System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Jun. Report No.: PSAD-77-58.

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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Engel SM. Proform-antecedent linking in listeners with language impairments and unimpaired listeners [Doctoral dissertation]. [La Jolla, CA]: University of California San Diego; 2016.

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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Gustines GG. Warming Up to a Cold Run. New York Times. 2011 Feb 11;C33.

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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