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
Vidale JE. Geophysics. Peeling back the layers in Earth’s mantle. Science 2001;294:313.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bard E, Rickaby REM. Migration of the subtropical front as a modulator of glacial climate. Nature 2009;460:380–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chiou PY, Ohta AT, Wu MC. Massively parallel manipulation of single cells and microparticles using optical images. Nature 2005;436:370–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lin W, Frère CH, Karczmarski L, Xia J, Gui D, Wu Y. Phylogeography of the finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena): testing the stepwise divergence hypothesis in the northwestern Pacific. Sci Rep 2014;4:6572.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Huber PJ. Data Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Zajda J, editor. Nation-Building and History Education in a Global Culture. vol. 13. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Terasaki H, Komizo Y-I. Direct Analysis of Solidification-Mode During Welding for the Assessment of Hot-Cracking. In: Kannengiesser T, Babu SS, Komizo Y-I, Ramirez AJ, editors. In-situ Studies with Photons, Neutrons and Electrons Scattering, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 77–83.

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
Fang J. Sexy Peacocks Fly Fine, Even With Extravagant Tails. 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. Public Transportation: Federal Role Key to Rural and Tribal Transit. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Oliver CN. The relationship between length of kindergarten day and student literacy and math achievement. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 2008.

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
Yablonsky L. The Insider. New York Times 2012:M222.

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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