How to format your references using the La revue de médecine interne citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for La revue de médecine interne. 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
[1]
Smaglik P. Thinking big. Nature 2004;428:873.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Lord KM, Turekian VC. Science and society. Time for a new era of science diplomacy. Science 2007;315:769–70.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Griffith S, Goldwater D, Jacobson JM. Robotics: self-replication from random parts. Nature 2005;437:636.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Reick M, Garcia JA, Dudley C, McKnight SL. NPAS2: an analog of clock operative in the mammalian forebrain. Science 2001;293:506–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
“MAX” Maxfield C, Brown A. The Definitive Guide to How Computers Do Math. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Zini G. Solar Hydrogen Energy Systems: Science and Technology for the Hydrogen Economy. Milano: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Andrica D, Mangra D, Pintea C. Aspects of Global Analysis of Circle-Valued Mappings. In: Rassias TM, Tóth L, editors. Topics in Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 79–109.

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 de médecine interne.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Children With Prosthetics Could Soon Be Creating Their Own Lego Attachments. IFLScience 2015.

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Children’s Issues: A Decade of GAO Reports and Recent Activities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Rice HJ. Before the Storm: Evacuation Intention and Audience Segmentation. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 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
[1]
Kishkovsky S. A Rock Telethon in Russia, Echoing the Mood of 9/11. New York Times 2004:A8.

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 de médecine interne
AbbreviationRev. Med. Interne
ISSN (print)0248-8663
ScopeGastroenterology
Internal Medicine

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