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
McCusker JK. Photocatalysis. Fuel from photons. Science 2001;293:1599–601.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kazmierczak J, Kremer B. Palaeontology: thermal alteration of the Earth’s oldest fossils. Nature 2002;420:477–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nawae W, Hannongbua S, Ruengjitchatchawalya M. Defining the membrane disruption mechanism of kalata B1 via coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations. Sci Rep 2014;4:3933.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Weller E, Cai W, Min S-K, Wu L, Ashok K, Yamagata T. More-frequent extreme northward shifts of eastern Indian Ocean tropical convergence under greenhouse warming. Sci Rep 2014;4:6087.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lieberman JA, Tasman A. Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Montchamp J-L, editor. Phosphorus Chemistry II: Synthetic Methods. vol. 361. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Kieburtz K. Clinical Trial Design Issues. In: Brundin P, Olanow CW, editors. Restorative Therapies in Parkinson’s Disease, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006, p. 65–77.

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
Hale T. The Story Of The Only Confirmed Person To Be Hit By A Meteorite. 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. College Work-Study Program at the Bay College of Maryland. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ashrafzadeh MH. Provision of community services for the mentally challenged population in Iran. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 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
David Goodman J. Mayor Fills Key Position in City’s Effort to Combat Rise in Homelessness. New York Times 2016:A21.

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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