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
Alley RB. Geochemistry. “C”ing Arctic climate with black ice. Science 2007;317:1333–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Etienne-Manneville S, Hall A. Cdc42 regulates GSK-3beta and adenomatous polyposis coli to control cell polarity. Nature 2003;421:753–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Conaway RC, Brower CS, Conaway JW. Emerging roles of ubiquitin in transcription regulation. Science 2002;296:1254–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Fricker HA, Scambos T, Bindschadler R, Padman L. An active subglacial water system in West Antarctica mapped from space. Science 2007;315:1544–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Attwood D, Baybutt P, Devlin C, Fluharty W, Hughes G, Isaacson D, et al. Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
Waymire EC, Duan J, editors. Probability and Partial Differential Equations in Modern Applied Mathematics. vol. 140. New York, NY: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Consiglio A, Mencar C, Grillo G, Liuni S. Managing NGS Differential Expression Uncertainty with Fuzzy Sets. In: Angelini C, Rancoita PMV, Rovetta S, editors. Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics: 12th International Meeting, CIBB 2015, Naples, Italy, September 10-12, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 42–53.

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
Evans K. Scott Pruitt Blocks Scheduled Ban On Pesticide Despite EPA’s Evidence It Damages Kids’ Brains. IFLScience 2017.


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. Internal Control Management and Evaluation Tool: Exposure Draft (Superseded by GAO-01-1008G). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Piekielek JA. Public wildlands at the U.S.-Mexico border: Where conservation, migration, and border enforcement collide. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 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
Wines M. Voter Fraud Panel Leads to Friction. New York Times 2017:A15.

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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