How to format your references using the Kinésithérapie, la revue citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Kinésithérapie, la revue. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Zwier TS. Chemistry. Squeezing the water out of HCl(aq). Science 2009;324:1522–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhang M, Barash S. Neuronal switching of sensorimotor transformations for antisaccades. Nature 2000;408:971–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schroeder JI, Kwak JM, Allen GJ. Guard cell abscisic acid signalling and engineering drought hardiness in plants. Nature 2001;410:327–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Brejc K, van Dijk WJ, Klaassen RV, Schuurmans M, van Der Oost J, Smit AB, et al. Crystal structure of an ACh-binding protein reveals the ligand-binding domain of nicotinic receptors. Nature 2001;411:269–76.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lehto J, Hou X. Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
Boldi P, Gargano L, editors. Fun with Algorithms: 5th International Conference, FUN 2010, Ischia, Italy, June 2-4, 2010. Proceedings. vol. 6099. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Wagner A. Using Games to Learn Games: Game-Theory Representations as a Source for Guided Social Learning. In: Agah A, Cabibihan J-J, Howard AM, Salichs MA, He H, editors. Social Robotics: 8th International Conference, ICSR 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA, November 1-3, 2016 Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 42–51.

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 Kinésithérapie, la revue.

Blog post
Andrew E. Polar Bears Unlikely To Compensate For Ice Loss In Summer. IFLScience 2015. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. NASA’s Standard Parts Program--Are the Objectives Being Accomplished? Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1981.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Terry EJ. In search of leadership: A look at women presidents in Georgia’s two-year colleges and technical colleges. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 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
Hollander S. Lucky Loser in Qualifying Becomes Tired Winner of the Bronx Classic. New York Times 2000:D10.

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 titleKinésithérapie, la revue
ISSN (print)1779-0123
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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