How to format your references using the Annales médico-psychologiques citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annales médico-psychologiques. 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
Hilton D. Donald Metcalf (1929-2014). Nature 2015;517:554.
A journal article with 2 authors
Padian K, Dial KP. Origin of flight: Could “four-winged” dinosaurs fly? Nature 2005;438:E3; discussion E3-4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li L, Wang H, Zhao X. Effects of Rhodiola on production, health and gut development of broilers reared at high altitude in Tibet. Sci Rep 2014;4:7166.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Dixit S, Crain J, Poon WCK, Finney JL, Soper AK. Molecular segregation observed in a concentrated alcohol-water solution. Nature 2002;416:829–32.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stafford F. Reading Romantic Poetry. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
Pereira B de B. Model Choice in Nonnested Families. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Russo T, Brancaccio G. Oral Medication in Hyperhidrosis. In: Sito G, editor. Hyperhidrosis: Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 23–6.

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 Annales médico-psychologiques.

Blog post
Luntz S. Why Is The Sun’s Atmosphere So Much Hotter Than Its Surface? IFLScience 2014. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office. Survey of Pricing on NASA Contract. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Osterhout HL. No More “Mad Money”: Salvaging the Commander’s Emergency Response Program. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Anti-Semitic Violence. New York Times 2002:A10.

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 titleAnnales médico-psychologiques
AbbreviationAnn. Med. Psychol. (Paris)
ISSN (print)0003-4487
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Psychiatry and Mental health
Applied Psychology

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