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]
Dennis C. Small RNAs: the genome’s guiding hand? Nature 2002;420:732.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Reverter D, Lima CD. Insights into E3 ligase activity revealed by a SUMO-RanGAP1-Ubc9-Nup358 complex. Nature 2005;435:687–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Peters AJ, Chen SX, Komiyama T. Emergence of reproducible spatiotemporal activity during motor learning. Nature 2014;510:263–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhou Y, Castonguay P, Sidhom E-H, Clark AR, Dvela-Levitt M, Kim S, et al. A small-molecule inhibitor of TRPC5 ion channels suppresses progressive kidney disease in animal models. Science 2017;358:1332–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Tsai CS. Biomacromolecules. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
[1]
Bronner F, Farach-Carson MC, editors. Bone and Osteoarthritis. vol. 4. London: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Macleod AM. Coercion, Justice, and Democracy. In: Reidy DA, Riker WJ, editors. Coercion and the State, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008, p. 63–75.

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]
Luntz S. Huge Gas Stream 2.6 Million Light-Years Across Spotted. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/space/huge-gas-steam-26-million-light-years-across-spotted/ (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 Training: Continued Improvements Needed in FAA’s Controller Field Training Program. 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]
Starr MJ. Tests for Positive Selection on Genes Encoding Heat Shock Proteins in the Marine Slipper Snail, Crepidula fornicata. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2015.

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]
Poniewozik J. Streaming at the Top of Her Lungs. New York Times 2016: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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