How to format your references using the La revue de santé scolaire et universitaire citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for La revue de santé scolaire et universitaire. 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
Lupascu A. Quantum physics: The path most travelled. Nature 2014;511:538–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
McInerney JO, Pisani D. Genetics. Paradigm for life. Science 2007;318:1390–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li X, Yang Y, Ashwell JD. TNF-RII and c-IAP1 mediate ubiquitination and degradation of TRAF2. Nature 2002;416:345–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Barra A, Contucci P, Sandell R, Vernia C. An analysis of a large dataset on immigrant integration in Spain. The statistical mechanics perspective on social action. Sci Rep 2014;4:4174.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Spector P. Understanding Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
Skrzypek JJ, Ganczarski AW, editors. Mechanics of Anisotropic Materials. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Sgurev V. Logical Operations and Inference in the Complex s-Logic. In: Sgurev V, Yager RR, Kacprzyk J, Jotsov V, editors. Innovative Issues in Intelligent Systems, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 141–60.

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 santé scolaire et universitaire.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J. Hyperloop May Be Coming To Eastern Europe. IFLScience 2017. (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. Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. 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
Romano TA. Time-frequency classification of gamma oscillatory activity in the frontoparietal system during working memory. Doctoral dissertation. Florida Atlantic 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
LaFRANIERE S, Kirkpatrick DD, Vogel KP. Guest at Trump Tower Meeting Has Aided Close Allies of Putin. New York Times 2017:A1.

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 santé scolaire et universitaire
ISSN (print)1879-3991

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