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
Ellerbroek B. Astronomical instrumentation: Atmospheric blurring has a new enemy. Nature 2014;512:144–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ding B, Seeman NC. Operation of a DNA robot arm inserted into a 2D DNA crystalline substrate. Science 2006;314:1583–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ridgwell AJ, Kennedy MJ, Caldeira K. Carbonate deposition, climate stability, and Neoproterozoic ice ages. Science 2003;302:859–62.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yan H, Chu YS, Maser J, Nazaretski E, Kim J, Kang HC, et al. Quantitative x-ray phase imaging at the nanoscale by multilayer Laue lenses. Sci Rep 2013;3:1307.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hitz B, Ewing JJ, Hecht J. Introduction to Laser Technology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Bazzan ALC, Craven M, Martins NF, editors. Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Third Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2008, Santo André, Brazil, August 28-30, 2008. Proceedings. vol. 5167. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Choi J-U. Familial Moyamoya Disease. In: Cho B-K, Tominaga T, editors. Moyamoya Disease Update, Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2010, p. 35–7.

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
Luntz S. First Feathers In Amber Matched To A Specific Dinosaur. 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. FCC: Service and Auction Rules for the 38.6-40.0 GHz Frequency Band. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Davies GL. An analysis of Pat Metheny’s and Lyle Mays’s “Third Wind”: Arranging techniques and performance considerations. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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
Kenigsberg B. Film Series. New York Times 2017:C20.

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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