How to format your references using the Progress in Pediatric Cardiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 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]
Johnson C. Paleontology. Megafaunal decline and fall. Science 2009;326:1072–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Perez JE, Bashirullah AK. Bureaucracy strangles Latin American research. Nature 2000;405:273.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Neves SR, Ram PT, Iyengar R. G protein pathways. Science 2002;296:1636–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Takahashi K, Wang Y, Chiba S, Nakagawa Y, Isobe S, Ohnuki S. Low temperature hydrogenation of iron nanoparticles on graphene. Sci Rep 2014;4:4598.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Lee JYB. Scalable Continuous Media Streaming Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Mitchell-Walthour GL, Hordge-Freeman E, editors. Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the United States and Brazil. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Azmy N, Merz S, Weidenbach C. A Rigorous Correctness Proof for Pastry. In: Butler M, Schewe K-D, Mashkoor A, Biro M, editors. Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z: 5th International Conference, ABZ 2016, Linz, Austria, May 23-27, 2016, Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 86–101.

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 Progress in Pediatric Cardiology.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Ancient Virus Revived From 700-Year-Old Caribou Feces. IFLScience 2014.

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. Grant Administration: Implementation of National Endowment for the Arts Reauthorization Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Meza J. A community outreach program for Latino immigrant families: Increasing service utilization. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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]
Shpigel B. This Jet Still Answers to ‘Coach.’ New York Times 2017:D1.

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 titleProgress in Pediatric Cardiology
AbbreviationProg. Pediatr. Cardiol.
ISSN (print)1058-9813
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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