How to format your references using the Pediatric Urology Case Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pediatric Urology Case Reports. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Trivedi B. Microbiome: The surface brigade. Nature 2012;492(7429):S60-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Pasare C, Medzhitov R. Toll pathway-dependent blockade of CD4+CD25+ T cell-mediated suppression by dendritic cells. Science 2003;299(5609):1033–1036.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Chow J, Kopp RJ, Portney PR. Energy resources and global development. Science 2003;302(5650):1528–1531.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Holzenberger M, Dupont J, Ducos B, Leneuve P, Géloën A, Even PC, et al. IGF-1 receptor regulates lifespan and resistance to oxidative stress in mice. Nature 2003;421(6919):182–187.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bachmutsky A. System Design for Telecommunication Gateways. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Glau K, Scherer M, Zagst R, eds. Innovations in Quantitative Risk Management: TU München, September 2013. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Mason HD, Dilaver N, Rice S. Ovarian Dysfunction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. In: Pal L, ed. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Current and Emerging Concepts. New York, NY: Springer; 2014:53–70.

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 Urology Case Reports.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Common Pesticides May Lead To Early Puberty In Boys. IFLScience 2017. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/common-pesticides-may-lead-to-early-puberty-in-boys/. 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. Communications: Mobile Subscriber Equipment Testing Issues and Army Improvement Plan. 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]
Takayama M. The development of writing in Japanese and English of JHL speakers and the dynamics of bilingual learning. 2010.

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. Letter of the Law 1, Proportion 0. New York Times. September 4, 2011:SP4.

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 Urology Case Reports
ISSN (online)2148-2969
Scope

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