How to format your references using the La Revue d'Homéopathie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for La Revue d'Homéopathie. 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
Odling-Smee L. Biofuels bandwagon hits a rut. Nature 2007;446:483.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mitra PP, Stark JB. Nonlinear limits to the information capacity of optical fibre communications. Nature 2001;411:1027–30.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zimmer J, Nam Y, Rapoport TA. Structure of a complex of the ATPase SecA and the protein-translocation channel. Nature 2008;455:936–43.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Hilgenkamp H, Ariando, Smilde H-JH, Blank DHA, Rijnders G, Rogalla H, et al. Ordering and manipulation of the magnetic moments in large-scale superconducting pi-loop arrays. Nature 2003;422:50–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Keegan KD. Biotechnology Valuation. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
Mast F, Jäncke L, editors. Spatial Processing in Navigation, Imagery and Perception. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Burgher F, Yoshimura CA, Pierre G, Bodson L. Practical Aspects of Skin Chemical Exposure and Management. In: Maibach HI, Hall AH, editors. Chemical Skin Injury: Mechanisms, Prevention, Decontamination, Treatment, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014, p. 197–231.

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 La Revue d'Homéopathie.

Blog post
Hale T. Why You Should Stack Copper Coins On Your Laptop. IFLScience 2016. (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. Mass Transit: Effects of Tax Changes on Commuter Behavior. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mathes MD. Exploring Factors That Enabled Financial Advisors and Their Firms to Improve Professional Performance After 2008. Doctoral dissertation. Northcentral University, 2014.

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
Rothenberg B. Halep-Sharapova Is an Early Highlight; Nadal-Federer Is Possible Later. New York Times 2017:D2.

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 titleLa Revue d'Homéopathie
ISSN (print)1878-9730
ScopeComplementary and alternative medicine

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