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]
Kenyon G. Major UK cancer research charities to consider merger. Nature 2001;409:4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Wang L, Anderson DJ. Identification of an aggression-promoting pheromone and its receptor neurons in Drosophila. Nature 2010;463:227–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Persha L, Agrawal A, Chhatre A. Social and ecological synergy: local rulemaking, forest livelihoods, and biodiversity conservation. Science 2011;331:1606–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Forterre Y, Skotheim JM, Dumais J, Mahadevan L. How the Venus flytrap snaps. Nature 2005;433:421–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Garber R. BIM Design. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Kim T-H, Ma J, Fang W-C, Park B, Kang B-H, Ślęzak D, editors. U- and E-Service, Science and Technology: International Conference UNESST 2010, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2010, Jeju Island, Korea, December 13-15, 2010. Proceedings. vol. 124. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Koplin RS, Wu EI, Ritterband DC, Seedor JA. Anatomical Considerations. In: Wu EI, Ritterband DC, Seedor JA, editors. The Scrub’s Bible: How to Assist at Cataract and Corneal Surgery with a Primer on the Anatomy of the Human Eye and Self Assessment, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 13–24.

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. Ancient River Dolphin Relative Discovered In Peru Desert. IFLScience 2014.

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. Amtrak: Deteriorated Financial Condition and Costly Future Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gilbert SA. Succession Planning Relating to the Millennial Generation in Private Four-Year Universities. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, 2017.

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]
Goldstein M, Protess B. S.E.C. Chairman Expected to Name Two to Key Enforcement Positions. New York Times 2017:B2.

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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