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
Lengauer C. Cancer. An unstable liaison. Science 2003;300:442–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Beagle SD, Lockless SW. Microbiology: Electrical signalling goes bacterial. Nature 2015;527:44–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Day JMD, Pearson DG, Taylor LA. Highly siderophile element constraints on accretion and differentiation of the Earth-Moon system. Science 2007;315:217–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Reichle R, Leibfried D, Knill E, Britton J, Blakestad RB, Jost JD, et al. Experimental purification of two-atom entanglement. Nature 2006;443:838–41.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Prutchi D, Norris M. Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
Soh K-S, Kang KA, Harrison DK, editors. The Primo Vascular System: Its Role in Cancer and Regeneration. 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Li X, Lu S-G, Qian X, Lin M, Zhang QM. Electrocaloric Polymers. In: Correia T, Zhang Q, editors. Electrocaloric Materials: New Generation of Coolers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014, p. 107–24.

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
Luntz S. Enormously Bright Meteor Turns Out To Be Piece Of Russian Soyuz Rocket. 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. Rail Safety and Security: Some Actions Already Taken to Enhance Rail Security, but Risk-based Plan Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ray SE. Impact of Training Intervention on Emotional Intelligence in Health Care Administrators and Physician Leaders. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 2012.

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
Pilon M, Eder S, Krupnick M. In Death of L.I. High School Player, Perils of a Sport Reverberate. New York Times 2014:B10.

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
Internal Medicine

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