How to format your references using the Pediatric Drugs citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pediatric Drugs. 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. Romanowicz B. Geophysics. The thickness of tectonic plates. Science. 2009;324:474–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Yeeles JTP, Marians KJ. The Escherichia coli replisome is inherently DNA damage tolerant. Science. 2011;334:235–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Li YC, Cheng TH, Gartenberg MR. Establishment of transcriptional silencing in the absence of DNA replication. Science. 2001;291:650–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Rabosky DL, Chang J, Title PO, Cowman PF, Sallan L, Friedman M, et al. An inverse latitudinal gradient in speciation rate for marine fishes. Nature. 2018;559:392–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ferrari ML, Damo UM, Turan A, Sánchez D. Hybrid Systems Based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
1. Lee J, Ni J, Sarangapani J, Mathew J, editors. Engineering Asset Management 2011: Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress on Engineering Asset Management. London: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Gupta M. Spoken Web: A Parallel Web for the Masses: Industry Keynote. In: Kant K, Pemmaraju SV, Sivalingam KM, Wu J, editors. Distributed Computing and Networking: 11th International Conference, ICDCN 2010, Kolkata, India, January 3-6, 2010 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 4–4.

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 Pediatric Drugs.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Culling Pest Animals Can Do More Harm Than Good. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Education of Homeless Students: Improved Program Oversight Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Jul. Report No.: GAO-14-465.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Denny HM. Impact of Occupational Health Interventions in Indonesia [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 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. Vecsey G. Reprieve Of Sorts In a Costly Blunder. New York Times. 2011 Jul 15;B13.

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 titlePediatric Drugs
AbbreviationPaediatr. Drugs
ISSN (print)1174-5878
ISSN (online)1179-2019
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
Pharmacology (medical)

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