How to format your references using the Journal of Physiology - Paris citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Physiology - Paris. 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
Tsao, D., 2006. Eppendorf 2006 winner. A dedicated system for processing faces. Science 314, 72–73.
A journal article with 2 authors
Meehl, G.A., Tebaldi, C., 2004. More intense, more frequent, and longer lasting heat waves in the 21st century. Science 305, 994–997.
A journal article with 3 authors
Whitaker, R.J., Grogan, D.W., Taylor, J.W., 2003. Geographic barriers isolate endemic populations of hyperthermophilic archaea. Science 301, 976–978.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wasik, A.M., Lord, M., Wang, X., Zong, F., Andersson, P., Kimby, E., Christensson, B., Karimi, M., Sander, B., 2013. SOXC transcription factors in mantle cell lymphoma: the role of promoter methylation in SOX11 expression. Sci. Rep. 3, 1400.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lahdenmäki, T., Leach, M., 2005. Relational Database Index Design and the Optimizers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Chattopadhyay, A., 2009. Language-driven Exploration and Implementation of Partially Re-configurable ASIPs. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Jones, M.P., Chou, B., 2014. Immigration Policy and Partisan Politics in the State Legislatures: 2010–2012, in: Payan, T., de la Garza, E. (Eds.), Undecided Nation: Political Gridlock and the Immigration Crisis. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 99–119.

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 of Physiology - Paris.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2015. Why It Is Not So Good To Be A Lone Wolf [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1968. Opportunity For Savings By Consolidating Photographic Operations At The John F. Kennedy Space Center And The Air Force Eastern Test Range (No. B-162902). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McConnell, M.E., 2017. A Dual Diagnosis of Hearing Loss and an Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Illustrative Case Study (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Billard, M., 2010. Both Sides of the Border. New York Times E5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Tsao, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Meehl and Tebaldi, 2004; Tsao, 2006).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Meehl and Tebaldi, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Wasik et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Physiology - Paris
AbbreviationJ. Physiol. Paris
ISSN (print)0928-4257
ScopePhysiology (medical)
General Neuroscience

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