How to format your references using the Journal de réadaptation médicale citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal de réadaptation médicale. 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
Moraes M. Perspective: Lessons from Brazil. Nature 2011;474:S25.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sazanov LA, Hinchliffe P. Structure of the hydrophilic domain of respiratory complex I from Thermus thermophilus. Science 2006;311:1430–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bowman D, King G, Tapponnier P. Slip partitioning by elastoplastic propagation of oblique slip at depth. Science 2003;300:1121–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Robinson DP, Henry C, Das S, Woodhouse JH. Simultaneous rupture along two conjugate planes of the Wharton Basin earthquake. Science 2001;292:1145–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heiberger RM. Computation for the Analysis of Designed Experiments. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
Ackerman MS. Resources, Co-Evolution and Artifacts: Theory in CSCW. London: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Ahn S, Hong B. Reordering of Location Identifiers for Indexing an RFID Tag Object Database. In: Bhowmick SS, Küng J, Wagner R, editors. Database and Expert Systems Applications: 19th International Conference, DEXA 2008, Turin, Italy, September 1-5, 2008. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 41–8.

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 Journal de réadaptation médicale.

Blog post
Carpineti A. New Evidence Claims To Support Alternative Theory Of Gravity. IFLScience 2016.


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. Recovery Act: States’ Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act’s Requirements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Medlej M. Assessing the Probability of Prototyping Success in Systems Acquisitions (APOPS). Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2017.

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
Johnson G. A Subatomic Existential Crisis. New York Times 2015:D5.

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 titleJournal de réadaptation médicale
ISSN (print)0242-648X
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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