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]
Russell TP. Materials science. Polymers find plenty of wiggle room at the bottom. Science 2013;341:1351–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Porteus MH, Baltimore D. Chimeric nucleases stimulate gene targeting in human cells. Science 2003;300:763.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Donlea JM, Ramanan N, Shaw PJ. Use-dependent plasticity in clock neurons regulates sleep need in Drosophila. Science 2009;324:105–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Heekeren HR, Marrett S, Bandettini PA, Ungerleider LG. A general mechanism for perceptual decision-making in the human brain. Nature 2004;431:859–62.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Stevenson O. Neglected Children and Their Families. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Bimbó K, editor. J. Michael Dunn on Information Based Logics. vol. 8. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Wang L, Wu K, Hamdi M. Conclusion and Future Work. In: Wu K, Hamdi M, editors. Attachment Transmission in Wireless Networks, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 59–61.

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]
Andrews R. North American Trees Won’t Save Us From Dangerous Climate Change. IFLScience 2016.

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. Air Traffic Control: Justifications for Capital Investments Need Strengthening. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Hogue ML. A Case Study of Perspectives on Building School and Community Partnerships. Doctoral dissertation. 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]
Murphy MJO. Friday File. New York Times 2015:C24.

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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