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. Cheung F. TCM: Made in China. Nature 2011;480:S82-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Smith SA, Donoghue MJ. Rates of molecular evolution are linked to life history in flowering plants. Science 2008;322:86–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Tsakmakidis KL, Boardman AD, Hess O. “Trapped rainbow” storage of light in metamaterials. Nature 2007;450:397–401.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Boffelli D, McAuliffe J, Ovcharenko D, et al. Phylogenetic shadowing of primate sequences to find functional regions of the human genome. Science 2003;299:1391–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Tao F, Zhang L, Hu Y. Resource Service Management in Manufacturing Grid System. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Drexl J, Grosse Ruse-Khan H, Nadde-Phlix S, editors. EU Bilateral Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property: For Better or Worse? Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Nie J, Qian Y, Cui N. Enhanced Mirror Adaptive Random Testing Based on I/O Relation Analysis. In: Wu Y, editor. Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering: Theory and Practice: Volume 1. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 33–47.

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. Marmot Adorably Ruins Time Lapse of Glacier National Park. IFLScience 2014 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. [Comments on Special Legislative Provision Concerning Compensation for Reemployed Retired Air Traffic Controllers]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wang N. Computational Studies on Biomolecular Diffusion and Electrostatics. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego; 2015.

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. Hiked TFP, Contributed to This Article:, Beedy J, et al. BLISTERS AND BLISS ON A FROSTY BEACH. New York Times 1985;:11LI28.

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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