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]
Duncan R. Earth science: Deadly combination. Nature 2015;527:172–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hochedlinger K, Jaenisch R. Monoclonal mice generated by nuclear transfer from mature B and T donor cells. Nature 2002;415:1035–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Nowak MA, Komarova NL, Niyogi P. Computational and evolutionary aspects of language. Nature 2002;417:611–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Teemu J, Makinen T, Bertaux JL, Laakso H, Pulkkinen T, Summanen T, et al. Discovery of a comet by its Lyman-alpha emission. Nature 2000;405:321–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Héno R, Chandelier L. 3D Modeling of Buildings. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Kharchenko VP. Ultrasound Diagnostics of Thyroid Diseases. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
King D, Fitridge R, Walsh J, Coventry BJ. Venous Surgery. In: Coventry BJ, editor. Cardio-Thoracic, Vascular, Renal and Transplant Surgery, London: Springer; 2014, p. 59–71.

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 E. This Video Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/comparing-sizes-sun-earth-and-stars/ (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. Intercity Passenger Rail: Issues Associated with the Recent Settlement between Amtrak and the Consortium of Bombardier and Alstom. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Errett R. Acid Mine Drainage In The Big Muddy River Watershed. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2014.

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]
Hardy M. Texas Naturalists Also See A Border Wall as a Threat. New York Times 2017:A14.

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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