How to format your references using the Médecine du Sommeil citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Médecine du Sommeil. 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]
Finkelstein G. Essays on science and society. Romanticism, race, and recapitulation. Science 2001;294:2101–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Fernández-Martínez LT, Bibb MJ. Use of the meganuclease I-SceI of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to select for gene deletions in actinomycetes. Sci Rep 2014;4:7100.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kolodner RD, Cleveland DW, Putnam CD. Cancer. Aneuploidy drives a mutator phenotype in cancer. Science 2011;333:942–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Metzger E, Imhof A, Patel D, Kahl P, Hoffmeyer K, Friedrichs N, et al. Phosphorylation of histone H3T6 by PKCbeta(I) controls demethylation at histone H3K4. Nature 2010;464:792–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hoschette JA. The Engineer’s Career Guide. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Jones A. Visual C# 2005 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Rooney J. William Kingdon Clifford (1845–1879). In: Ceccarelli M, editor. Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science: Their Contributions and Legacies Part 1, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2007, p. 79–116.

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 Médecine du Sommeil.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Polar Bear Cam Captures Life From The Bears Persepctive. 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. Highway Infrastructure: Interstate Physical Conditions Have Improved, but Congestion and Other Pressures Continue. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Clendening RJ. A structured methodology for unifying functional analysis with systems analysis to enhance system behavior knowledge. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2009.

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]
Sisario B. Migos Tops Chart With ‘Culture.’ New York Times 2017:C3.

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 titleMédecine du Sommeil
ISSN (print)1769-4493
ScopeClinical Neurology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Neurology
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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