How to format your references using the Pratique Neurologique - FMC citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pratique Neurologique - FMC. 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]
Schulz M. Materials science. Speeding up artificial muscles. Science 2012;338:893–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Stern SA, Weissman PR. Rapid collisional evolution of comets during the formation of the Oort cloud. Nature 2001;409:589–91.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bustamante CD, Burchard EG, De la Vega FM. Genomics for the world. Nature 2011;475:163–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Finnerty JR, Pang K, Burton P, Paulson D, Martindale MQ. Origins of bilateral symmetry: Hox and dpp expression in a sea anemone. Science 2004;304:1335–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Anderson D. TKO Hiring! Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
[1]
Vanotti A. Il paniere degli alimenti: Come nutrirsi in modo sano e gustoso. Milano: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Monakhova EV. Phenotypic and Molecular Characteristics of Epidemic and Non-epidemic Vibrio cholerae Strains Isolated in Russia and Certain Countries of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In: Ramamurthy T, Bhattacharya SK, editors. Epidemiological and Molecular Aspects on Cholera, New York, NY: Springer; 2011, p. 51–78.

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 Pratique Neurologique - FMC.

Blog post
[1]
Taub B. Why You Probably Don’t Have More Than Five Close Friends. IFLScience 2016.

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. Options to Enhance the Long-term Viability of the Essential Air Service Program. 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]
Beard AR. Absence Causation in Mechanistic Explanation. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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]
Walsh MW. Senate Republicans Introduce Bill for Relief of Puerto Rico’s Financial Problems. New York Times 2015:B4.

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 titlePratique Neurologique - FMC
ISSN (print)1878-7762
ScopeClinical Neurology

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