How to format your references using the Revue d'Epidemiologie et de Santé Publique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue d'Epidemiologie et de Santé Publique. 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
Franson JD. Physics. Pairs rule quantum interference. Science 2010;329:396–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Krieg AM, Lipford GB. Immunology. The toll of cathepsin K deficiency. Science 2008;319:576–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Czaplicka A, Holyst JA, Sloot PMA. Noise enhances information transfer in hierarchical networks. Sci Rep 2013;3:1223.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhou Z-Y, Li Y, Ding D-S, Jiang Y-K, Zhang W, Shi S, et al. Generation of light with controllable spatial patterns via the sum frequency in quasi-phase matching crystals. Sci Rep 2014;4:5650.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rogers DW. Concise Physical Chemistry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Pestana E. Early, rapid and sensitive veterinary molecular diagnostics - real time PCR applications. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Bachwerk M, Vogel C. Establishing Linguistic Conventions in Task-Oriented Primeval Dialogue. In: Esposito A, Vinciarelli A, Vicsi K, Pelachaud C, Nijholt A, editors. Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and Enactment. The Processing Issues: COST 2102 International Conference, Budapest, Hungary, September 7-10, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 48–55.

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 Revue d'Epidemiologie et de Santé Publique.

Blog post
Andrew E. What Greyscale On Game Of Thrones Has In Common With Leprosy. IFLScience 2015.


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. Improvements Can Be Made in the Fiscal Management of CETA. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jha JS. [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Gem-Dicyanoepoxide and Electrophilic Reaction of Ethyl Atropate. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2013.

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
Kishkovsky S. Purge Victims Remembered In Moscow Rite. New York Times 2007: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 titleRevue d'Epidemiologie et de Santé Publique
AbbreviationRev. Epidemiol. Sante Publique
ISSN (print)0398-7620
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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