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
de Duve C. The onset of selection. Nature 2005;433:581–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Medzhitov R, Janeway CA Jr. Decoding the patterns of self and nonself by the innate immune system. Science 2002;296:298–300.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wilson AM, Watson JC, Lichtwark GA. Biomechanics: A catapult action for rapid limb protraction. Nature 2003;421:35–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Buchan JC, Alberts SC, Silk JB, Altmann J. True paternal care in a multi-male primate society. Nature 2003;425:179–81.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Phelan J. Reading the American Novel 1920-2010. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
Scott-Conner CEH, editor. Chassin’s Operative Strategy in Esophageal Surgery. New York, NY: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Silva JPVD, Vieira CC. The Value of Informal Learning for Illiterate Older Women Across the Lifespan. In: Ostrouch-Kamińska J, Vieira CC, editors. Private World(s): Gender and Informal Learning of Adults, Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2015, p. 59–71.

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
Luntz S. Polar Bear Numbers Plummet In Canada And Alaska. IFLScience 2014. (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. Technology Assessment: Water in the Energy Sector: Reducing Freshwater Use in Hydraulic Fracturing and Thermoelectric Power Plant Cooling. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Robinson DE. How personality traits and job satisfaction influence service quality in housing agencies. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2010.

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. Naughty Boy: Mommy Issues Explain a Lot. New York Times 2016:C1.

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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