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
Joffre M. Comment on “Coherent control of retinal isomerization in bacteriorhodopsin.” Science 2007;317:453; author reply 453.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gogotsi Y, Simon P. Materials science. True performance metrics in electrochemical energy storage. Science 2011;334:917–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lev M, Yehezkel O, Polat U. Uncovering foveal crowding? Sci Rep 2014;4:4067.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Muneepeerakul R, Bertuzzo E, Lynch HJ, Fagan WF, Rinaldo A, Rodriguez-Iturbe I. Neutral metacommunity models predict fish diversity patterns in Mississippi-Missouri basin. Nature 2008;453:220–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Freeman RL. Fundamentals of Telecommunications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Verhezen P, Williamson I, Crosby M, Soebagjo N, editors. Doing Business in ASEAN Markets: Leadership Challenges and Governance Solutions across Asian Borders. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Carlson DL, Albright J. The Proliferation of Assessment. In: Carlson DL, Albright J, editors. Composing a Care of the Self: A Critical History of Writing Assessment in Secondary English Education, Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2012, p. 101–22.

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. Best Photo Yet of An Exoplanet. IFLScience 2014.


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. Social Security Numbers: Federal Actions Could Further Decrease Availability in Public Records, though Other Vulnerabilities Remain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Allen EL. Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement in Elementary Education. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 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
Oestreich JR. Lamenting Dead Kings, Spending Sunday at the Pub. New York Times 2017:C6.

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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