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. Wright J. Epigenetics: reversible tags. Nature 2013;498:S10-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Philpotts AR, Dickson LD. The formation of plagioclase chains during convective transfer in basaltic magma. Nature 2000;406:59–61.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Cao YC, Jin R, Mirkin CA. Nanoparticles with Raman spectroscopic fingerprints for DNA and RNA detection. Science 2002;297:1536–40.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Shelton RK, Ma LS, Kapteyn HC, Murnane MM, Hall JL, Ye J. Phase-coherent optical pulse synthesis from separate femtosecond lasers. Science 2001;293:1286–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Waine C. Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
1. Waseda Y. X-Ray Diffraction Crystallography: Introduction, Examples and Solved Problems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Filippone G, D’Ambrosio D, Marocco D, Spataro W. Evolving Protection Measures for Lava Risk Management Decision Making. In: Madani K, Dourado A, Rosa A, Filipe J, Kacprzyk J, editors. Computational Intelligence: Revised and Selected Papers of the International Joint Conference, IJCCI 2013, Vilamoura, Portugal, September 20-22, 2013. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 65–81.

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. The Omega-Shaped Jet Stream Responsible for Europe’s Heatwave. 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. Actions Taken or Needed To Curb Widespread Abuse of the Citizens Band Radio Service. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Chapman TW. Evaluating the δ13C Value of n-Alkanes as a Recorder of Atmospheric Chemistry. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana; 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. Samuels D. The Storyteller and the President. New York Times 2016;:MM44.

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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