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
Fortey R. Evolution. The Cambrian explosion exploded? Science 2001;293:438–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Farzadfard F, Lu TK. Synthetic biology. Genomically encoded analog memory with precise in vivo DNA writing in living cell populations. Science 2014;346:1256272.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tschöp M, Smiley DL, Heiman ML. Ghrelin induces adiposity in rodents. Nature 2000;407:908–13.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Dinsmore AD, Hsu MF, Nikolaides MG, Marquez M, Bausch AR, Weitz DA. Colloidosomes: selectively permeable capsules composed of colloidal particles. Science 2002;298:1006–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Martinelli RJ, Milosevic DZ. Project Management ToolBox. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
Rychtář J, Gupta S, Shivaji R, Chhetri M, editors. Topics from the 8th Annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference. vol. 64. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Imberti L, Tolio T. Manufacturability Models for Manufacturing E-Marketplaces. In: Perrone G, Bruccoleri M, Renna P, editors. Designing and Evaluating Value Added Services in Manufacturing E-Market Places, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005, p. 67–95.

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
Andrew E. Enceladus Now A Top Candidate For Extraterrestrial Life. IFLScience 2014.


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. Vocational Education: Status in 2-Year Colleges in 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change. 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
Santella Steen S. The Potential of Television Programming as a Resource to Facilitate Academic Progress for Students who have a Specific Learning Disability in Reading. 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
Ruiz RR, Rothenberg B. Exceptions for Drugs Fall Under Scrutiny. New York Times 2016:B11.

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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