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
Keller U. Recent developments in compact ultrafast lasers. Nature 2003;424:831–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yen H-CS, Elledge SJ. Identification of SCF ubiquitin ligase substrates by global protein stability profiling. Science 2008;322:923–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vivier E, Nunès JA, Vély F. Natural killer cell signaling pathways. Science 2004;306:1517–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yelin D, Rizvi I, White WM, Motz JT, Hasan T, Bouma BE, et al. Three-dimensional miniature endoscopy. Nature 2006;443:765.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hogan K. The Secret Language of Business. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
Geradts ZJMH, Franke KY, Veenman CJ, editors. Computational Forensics: Third International Workshop, IWCF 2009, The Hague, The Netherlands, August 13-14, 2009. Proceedings. vol. 5718. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Rhee C, Han S, Choi B, Song J. Scalable Overlay Multicast Architecture. In: Min G, Martino BD, Yang LT, Guo M, Rünger G, editors. Frontiers of High Performance Computing and Networking – ISPA 2006 Workshops: ISPA 2006 International Workshops, FHPCN, XHPC, S-GRACE, GridGIS, HPC-GTP, PDCE, ParDMCom, WOMP, ISDF, and UPWN, Sorrento, Italy, December 4-7, 2006. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006, p. 31–6.

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
Taub B. Psychopaths Probably Do Experience Fear But May Be Unable To Sense Danger. IFLScience 2016. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Commercial Spectrum: Plans and Actions to Meet Future Needs, Including Continued Use of Auctions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Starner RN. Expanding the Scope of Silyl Protecting Groups for Sialylation Reactions. 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
Kenigsberg B. Is Flushing the Next Great Crime Setting? New York Times 2017:AR11.

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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