How to format your references using the Immuno-analyse et biologie spécialisée citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Immuno-analyse et biologie spécialisée. 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
Kazlauskas R. Tech.Sight. Modeling--a tool for experimentalists. Science 2001;293:2277–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sheridan GK, Dev KK. Targeting S1P receptors in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice improves early deficits in locomotor activity and increases ultrasonic vocalisations. Sci Rep 2014;4:5051.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kortenkamp SJ, Wetherill GW, Inaba S. Runaway growth of planetary embryos facilitated by massive bodies in a protoplanetary disk. Science 2001;293:1127–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Bower AS, Le Cann B, Rossby T, Zenk W, Gould J, Speer K, et al. Directly measured mid-depth circulation in the northeastern North Atlantic Ocean. Nature 2002;419:603–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kodama KP, Hinnov LA. Rock Magnetic Cyclostratigraphy. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
Radev D, editor. Puzzles in Logic, Languages and Computation: The Red Book. vol. 1. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Simovici DA, Djeraba C. Linear Spaces. In: Djeraba C, editor. Mathematical Tools for Data Mining: Set Theory, Partial Orders, Combinatorics, London: Springer; 2014, p. 197–279.

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 Immuno-analyse et biologie spécialisée.

Blog post
Andrew D. How The Brain Changes In Alzheimer’s Disease: A New View. IFLScience 2016. (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. Direct Student Loans: The Department of Education’s Implementation of Direct Lending. 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
Hoch VA. The Effects of Systematic Reinforcement on Academic Performance in Precision Teaching: An Investigation of Acquisition, Retention, and Endurance. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 2014.

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
Vecsey G. Celebrating South Africa and a Job Done Well. New York Times 2010:SP1.

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 titleImmuno-analyse et biologie spécialisée
ISSN (print)0923-2532
ScopeClinical Biochemistry
Biochemistry, medical

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