How to format your references using the Perfectionnement en Pédiatrie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Perfectionnement en Pédiatrie. 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]
Harnad S. The self-archiving initiative. Nature 2001;410:1024–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Phillips GN, Evans KA. Role of CO2 in the formation of gold deposits. Nature 2004;429:860–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Roopnarine PD, Angielczyk KD, Hertog R. Comment on “Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates.” Science 2006;314:925; author reply 925.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Estévez R, Boettger T, Stein V, Birkenhäger R, Otto E, Hildebrandt F, et al. Barttin is a Cl- channel beta-subunit crucial for renal Cl- reabsorption and inner ear K+ secretion. Nature 2001;414:558–61.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hoffman RV. Organic Chemistry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Kaźmierski TJ, Morawiec A, editors. System Specification and Design Languages: Selected Contributions from FDL 2010. vol. 106. 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kuboň V, Lopatková M. Word-Order Analysis Based Upon Treebank Data. In: Sidorov G, Galicia-Haro SN, editors. Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: 14th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2015, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, October 25-31, 2015, Proceedings, Part I, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 47–58.

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 Perfectionnement en Pédiatrie.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. One In Eight Children Currently At Risk Of Measles In The U.S. 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. Transportation Infrastructure: Panelists’ Remarks at New Directions in Surface Transportation Seminar. 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]
Austin JH. Performing the past: Two pageant traditions in Nauvoo, Illinois. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 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]
McKINLEY JC Jr, Rojas R. An Impostor’s Lives and Lies. New York Times 2016:MB1.

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 titlePerfectionnement en Pédiatrie
ISSN (print)2588-932X
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