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
Dalton R. EarthScope. Deep thoughts. Nature 2000;405:390–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Otto SP, Nuismer SL. Species interactions and the evolution of sex. Science 2004;304:1018–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
Eilken HM, Nishikawa S-I, Schroeder T. Continuous single-cell imaging of blood generation from haemogenic endothelium. Nature 2009;457:896–900.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lu J, Liu H, Zheng M, Zhang H, Lim SX, Tok ES, et al. Laser modified ZnO/CdSSe core-shell nanowire arrays for Micro-Steganography and improved photoconduction. Sci Rep 2014;4:6350.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McBain GD. Theory of Lift. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
Denti LG. Rattling Chains: Exploring Social Justice in Education. vol. 89. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Jobbágy EG, Baldi G, Nosetto MD. Tree Plantation in South America and The Water Cycle: Impacts and Emergent Opportunities. In: Schlichter T, Montes L, editors. Forests in Development: A Vital Balance, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012, p. 53–63.

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
Andrew E. After 400 Years, Mathematicians Find A New Class Of Solid Shapes. IFLScience 2014.


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. Child Support Enforcement: Strong Leadership Required to Maximize Benefits of Automated Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Long JJ. Comparison of health-promoting lifestyles in adult patients with and without primary care provider continuity. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
LINDA GREENHOUSE; Karen W. Arenson contributed reporting from New York for this article. U.S. WINS RULING OVER RECRUITING AT UNIVERSITIES. New York Times 2006: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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