How to format your references using the JMV-Journal de Médecine Vasculaire citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for JMV-Journal de Médecine Vasculaire. 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
Misa TJ. Retrospective. Steven P. Jobs (1955-2011). Science 2011;334:919.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wookey J, Helffrich G. Inner-core shear-wave anisotropy and texture from an observation of PKJKP waves. Nature 2008;454:873–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Masle J, Gilmore SR, Farquhar GD. The ERECTA gene regulates plant transpiration efficiency in Arabidopsis. Nature 2005;436:866–70.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Leung K, Józsa L, Ravasz M, Néda Z. Pattern formation. Spiral cracks without twisting. Nature 2001;410:166.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ni Z, Pacoret C, Benosman R, Régnier S. Haptic Feedback Teleoperation of Optical Tweezers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
Stollkleemann S, Welp M, editors. Stakeholder Dialogues in Natural Resources Management: Theory and Practice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Moraitis A, Stratakis CA. The Role of Genetics in the Development of Familial Nonmedullary Thyroid Cancer. In: Wartofsky L, Van Nostrand D, editors. Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, New York, NY: Springer; 2016, p. 43–70.

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 JMV-Journal de Médecine Vasculaire.

Blog post
Andrew D. There’s A Test That Tells You If You’re A “Super-Recognizer” Of Faces, And You Can Take It Right Now. 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. Financial Management Systems: DHS Has an Opportunity to Incorporate Best Practices in Modernization Efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Matthews LK. The impact of trait displaced aggression and social support on cardiovascular reactivity. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2016.

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
McKINLEY JC Jr, Southall A, Baker AL. Bronx Killing Leaves Only the Police in the Dark. New York Times 2016:A1.

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 titleJMV-Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
ISSN (print)2542-4513

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