How to format your references using the Pediatria Polska citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pediatria Polska. 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]
Zaratiegui M. Molecular biology: RNA interference hangs by a thread. Nature 2015;520:162–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Dudin YO, Kuzmich A. Strongly interacting Rydberg excitations of a cold atomic gas. Science 2012;336:887–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Li Y, Yi M, Zou X. The linear interplay of intrinsic and extrinsic noises ensures a high accuracy of cell fate selection in budding yeast. Sci Rep 2014;4:5764.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Goll MG, Kirpekar F, Maggert KA, Yoder JA, Hsieh C-L, Zhang X, et al. Methylation of tRNAAsp by the DNA methyltransferase homolog Dnmt2. Science 2006;311:395–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Jones DW. Economic Theory and the Ancient Mediterranean. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Rodriguez MA, Walters RS, Burke TW, editors. 60 Years of Survival Outcomes at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Vaclavik VA, Christian EW. Starches in Food. In: Christian EW, editor. Essentials of Food Science, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 39–51.

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 Pediatria Polska.

Blog post
[1]
Andrews R. UN Scientist Chides U.K. Government For Renewable Energy Failure. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/un-scientist-chides-uk-government-renewable-energy-failure/ (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. Better Information Needed for Oversight and Evaluation of Selected Elementary and Secondary Education Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Sommer A. How Experiences Influence and Inform School Principals’ Actions to Further Develop Teachers’ Instructional Practice. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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]
Novick SM. Cocktails to Take Off the Chill. New York Times 2016:LI10.

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 titlePediatria Polska
AbbreviationPediatr. Pol.
ISSN (print)0031-3939
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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