How to format your references using the Le Pharmacien Hospitalier et Clinicien citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Le Pharmacien Hospitalier et Clinicien. 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]
Melton L. Pharmacogenetics and genotyping: on the trail of SNPs. Nature 2003;422:917, 919, 921, 923.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Pedersen VK, Egholm DL. Glaciations in response to climate variations preconditioned by evolving topography. Nature 2013;493:206–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hauf S, Waizenegger IC, Peters JM. Cohesin cleavage by separase required for anaphase and cytokinesis in human cells. Science 2001;293:1320–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Piao S, Fang J, Ciais P, Peylin P, Huang Y, Sitch S, et al. The carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems in China. Nature 2009;458:1009–13.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cobb AH, Reade JPH. Herbicides and Plant Physiology. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Tan Y, Shi Y, editors. Data Mining and Big Data: First International Conference, DMBD 2016, Bali, Indonesia, June 25-30, 2016. Proceedings. vol. 9714. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Riboni D, Bettini C. Context-Aware Activity Recognition through a Combination of Ontological and Statistical Reasoning. In: Zhang D, Portmann M, Tan A-H, Indulska J, editors. Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: 6th International Conference, UIC 2009, Brisbane, Australia, July 7-9, 2009. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 39–53.

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 Le Pharmacien Hospitalier et Clinicien.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. The Ocean Inside Enceladus May Be Tantalizingly Within Our Reach. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/the-ocean-inside-enceladus-may-be-tantalizingly-within-our-reach/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Airport Privatization: Limited Interest despite FAA’s Pilot Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Young DL. A phenomenological investigation of science center exhibition developers’ expertise development. Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina, 2012.

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]
Detrick B. A Beachside Rave, by Way of Brooklyn. New York Times 2017:D6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleLe Pharmacien Hospitalier et Clinicien
ISSN (print)2211-1042
ScopePharmacology (medical)

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