How to format your references using the Pathologie Biologie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pathologie Biologie. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Kaufman F. Futures market: Wall Street’s thirst for water. Nature 2012;490:469–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Whitesides GM, Grzybowski B. Self-assembly at all scales. Science 2002;295:2418–21.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Liang P-S, Park TS, Yoon J-Y. Rapid and reagentless detection of microbial contamination within meat utilizing a smartphone-based biosensor. Sci Rep 2014;4:5953.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Wang D, Guo W, Hu J, Liu F, Chen L, Du S, et al. Estimating atomic sizes with Raman spectroscopy. Sci Rep 2013;3:1486.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Massotte P, Corsi P. Smart Decisions in Complex Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Morava E, Baumgartner M, Patterson M, Rahman S, Zschocke J, Peters V, editors. JIMD Reports, Volume 29. vol. 29. 1st ed. 2016. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Santos-Pereira C, Augusto AB, Correia ME, Ferreira A, Cruz-Correia R. A Mobile Based Authorization Mechanism for Patient Managed Role Based Access Control. In: Böhm C, Khuri S, Lhotská L, Renda ME, editors. Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics: Third International Conference, ITBAM 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 4-5, 2012. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 54–68.

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 Pathologie Biologie.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew D. New Ways To Treat Depression In Teenagers. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-ways-to-treat-depression-in-teenagers/ (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. FAA’s Voice Communications and Administrative Computer Systems. 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]
Sheppard KC. An Examination of School Choice Access, Opportunities, and Academic Outcomes in an Intra-District School Choice Program. 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]
Kenigsberg B. Film Series. New York Times 2017:C22.

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 titlePathologie Biologie
ISSN (print)0369-8114
Scope

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