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]
Atchley WR. Retrospective. Walter M. Fitch (1929-2011). Science 2011;332:804.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Melbourne TI, Webb FH. Geophysics. Slow but not quite silent. Science 2003;300:1886–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wolfe JM, Alvarez GA, Horowitz TS. Attention is fast but volition is slow. Nature 2000;406:691.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Canals M, Puig P, de Madron XD, Heussner S, Palanques A, Fabres J. Flushing submarine canyons. Nature 2006;444:354–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Mashadi B, Crolla D. Vehicle Powertrain Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Shultz L, Viczko M, editors. Assembling and Governing the Higher Education Institution: Democracy, Social Justice and Leadership in Global Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Verity DH, Rose GE. Lacrimal Canalicular Inflammation and Occlusion: Diagnosis and Management. In: Guthoff RF, Katowitz JA, editors. Oculoplastics and Orbit: Aesthetic and Functional Oculofacial Plastic Problem-Solving in the 21st Century, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 67–77.

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]
Andrew E. Binary math was used by Polynesians 300 years earlier than Europeans. IFLScience 2013. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/binary-math-was-used-polynesians-300-years-earlier-europeans/ (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. Air Traffic Control: Observations on FAA’s Air Traffic Control Modernization Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Ho CW. Music genre on the move: Discourse and the cultural production of Japanese visual rock in Hong Kong. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 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]
Kelly D. Starting Out in the ’70s. New York Times 2011:BR17.

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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