How to format your references using the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (JEADV). 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
1. Hublin J-J. Palaeontology: Free digital scans of human fossils. Nature 2013;497:183.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hennessy ET, Betley TA. Complex N-heterocycle synthesis via iron-catalyzed, direct C-H bond amination. Science 2013;340:591–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Norell MA, Makovicky PJ, Currie PJ. Palaeontology. The beaks of ostrich dinosaurs. Nature 2001;412:873–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kim J-H, Noe GT 2nd, McGill SA, et al. Fermi-edge superfluorescence from a quantum-degenerate electron-hole gas. Sci Rep 2013;3:3283.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ahmad A. Wireless and Mobile Data Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Seckbach J, Oren A, Stan-Lotter H, editors. Polyextremophiles: Life Under Multiple Forms of Stress. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Xu G, Xu J. Perturbations on the Orbits. In: Xu J, editor. Orbits: 2nd Order Singularity-free Solutions. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 39–68.

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 the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. From Chimps To Bees And Bacteria, How Animals Hold Elections. IFLScience 2015 Accessed 30 Oct 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
1. Government Accountability Office. Airport Safety Inspection Program Needed To Improve Flight Safety of Civil Aircraft. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1971.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Graham OB. The Chiron Complex: From Spiritual Bypassing to Individuation. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute; 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
1. Hubbard B. Hezbollah Wields Rising Power as Iran’s Enforcer. New York Times 2017;:A1.

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 the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
ISSN (print)0926-9959
ISSN (online)1468-3083

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