How to format your references using the Médecine Nucléaire citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Médecine Nucléaire. 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
Friedman MA. Public health. Strengthening the FDA. Science 2002;298:2332.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wray CM, Bishop SR. Cascades on a stochastic pulse-coupled network. Sci Rep 2014;4:6355.
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
Lister R, Pelizzola M, Kida YS, Hawkins RD, Nery JR, Hon G, et al. Hotspots of aberrant epigenomic reprogramming in human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nature 2011;471:68–73.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goodhew S. Sustainable Construction Processes. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Beichel RR, Sonka M, editors. Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis: Second International ECCV Workshop, CVAMIA 2006 Graz, Austria, May 12, 2006 Revised Papers. vol. 4241. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Anne KR, Kuchibhotla S, Vankayalapati HD. Emotional Speech Corpora. In: Kuchibhotla S, Vankayalapati HD, editors. Acoustic Modeling for Emotion Recognition, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 33–5.

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 Nucléaire.

Blog post
Andrews R. Surprisingly Oxygen-Rich Layer Found In Earth’s Ancient Atmosphere 2.7 Billion Years Ago. IFLScience 2016.


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. Federal Research: System for Reimbursing Universities’ Indirect Costs Should Be Reevaluated. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ramirez BN. Middle School English Language Learner Electronic Media Usage and Its Relationship to Reading. 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
Miller S. Tennis Stars on Steroids? It’s Make Believe, Right? New York Times 2017:B7.

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 Nucléaire
ISSN (print)0928-1258
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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