How to format your references using the Journal of Perinatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Perinatology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Bynum W. Nobel success: What makes a great lab? Nature 2012; 490: 31–32.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Weiss RB, Atkins JF. Molecular biology. Translation goes global. Science 2011; 334: 1509–1510.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Togashi T, Sasaki H, Yoshimura J. A geometrical approach explains Lake Ball (Marimo) formations in the green alga, Aegagropila linnaei. Sci Rep 2014; 4: 3761.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Bai Y, Han X, Wu J, Chen Z, Li L. Ecosystem stability and compensatory effects in the Inner Mongolia grassland. Nature 2004; 431: 181–184.

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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Anderson D. TKO Sales! John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2007.
An edited book
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Blazy S, Jensen T (eds.). Static Analysis: 22nd International Symposium, SAS 2015, Saint-Malo, France, September 9-11, 2015, Proceedings. 1st ed. 2015. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Fritzsche B, Kirstein B, Mädler C. On a Special Parametrization of Matricial α-Stieltjes One-sided Non-negative Definite Sequences. In: Alpay D, Kirstein B (eds). Interpolation, Schur Functions and Moment Problems II. Springer: Basel, 2012, pp 211–250.

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 Perinatology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. What The Heck Is This Creature? IFLScience. 2014.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/what-heck-creature/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Europe. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1991.

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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LeBlanc L. Group home placement for children with serious emotional disturbance: A grant proposal project. 2009.

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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Eligon J. Perseverance Pays for Ward, a New Champion and, Maybe, the Sport’s Next Big Star. New York Times. 2016; : D3.

In-text citations

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

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 Perinatology
AbbreviationJ. Perinatol.
ISSN (print)0743-8346
ISSN (online)1476-5543
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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