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
Schmidt B. Perspective: if not funding then teaching. Nature 2014;511:S81.
A journal article with 2 authors
Perlman PS, Boeke JD. Molecular biology. Ring around the retroelement. Science 2004;303:182–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Touboul M, Puchtel IS, Walker RJ. Tungsten isotopic evidence for disproportional late accretion to the Earth and Moon. Nature 2015;520:530–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Mower JP, Stefanović S, Young GJ, Palmer JD. Plant genetics: gene transfer from parasitic to host plants. Nature 2004;432:165–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ytterdal T, Cheng Y, Fjeldly TA. Device Modeling for Analog and RF CMOS Circuit Design. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2003.
An edited book
Stillwell J, Norman P, Thomas C, Surridge P, editors. Spatial and Social Disparities: Understanding Population Trends and Processes: volume 2. vol. 2. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Sau TK, Goia DV. Biomedical Applications of Gold Nanoparticles. In: Matijević E, editor. Fine Particles in Medicine and Pharmacy, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2012, p. 101–45.

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. Poisoned Sweets Are One Thing You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of At Halloween. 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. The Unit Status and Identity Report (UNITREP) System--What It Does and Does Not Measure. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1984.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cuomo AP. SB 48 and social media: Constituing an audience for and against California’s LGBT education legislation. 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
Bilton N. All Is Fair in Love and Twitter. New York Times 2013:MM22.

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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