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]
Knoepfler P. My year as a stem-cell blogger. Nature 2011;475:425.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Margolis D, Bushman F. HIV/AIDS. Persistence by proliferation? Science 2014;345:143–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Weng J-K, Philippe RN, Noel JP. The rise of chemodiversity in plants. Science 2012;336:1667–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Skumryev V, Stoyanov S, Zhang Y, Hadjipanayis G, Givord D, Nogués J. Beating the superparamagnetic limit with exchange bias. Nature 2003;423:850–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ballast DK. Interior Detailing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Huo Q, Ma B, Chng E-S, Li H, editors. Chinese Spoken Language Processing: 5th International Symposium, ISCSLP 2006, Singapore, December 13-16, 2006. Proceedings. vol. 4274. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Smith D, Friesen J. Persisting Data. In: Friesen J, editor. Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2011, p. 257–308.

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]
Carpineti A. Dancing Planets Reveal How Gas Giants Migrate Towards Stars. IFLScience 2016.

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. Railroad Safety: DOT Faces Challenges in Improving Grade Crossing Safety, Track Inspection Standards, and Passenger Car Safety. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Waugh DL. From forgotten to remembered: The long process of school desegregation in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Prince Edward County, Virginia. 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]
Sisario B. The Killers’ 5th Album Tops Billboard Chart. New York Times 2017:C3.

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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