How to format your references using the Revue de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Traumatologique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Traumatologique. 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]
Thauer RK. Microbiology. A fifth pathway of carbon fixation. Science 2007;318:1732–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Soo VWC, Wood TK. Antitoxin MqsA represses curli formation through the master biofilm regulator CsgD. Sci Rep 2013;3:3186.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Vaupel JW, Carey JR, Christensen K. Aging. It’s never too late. Science 2003;301:1679–81.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Dinh C-T, Burdyny T, Kibria MG, Seifitokaldani A, Gabardo CM, García de Arquer FP, et al. CO2 electroreduction to ethylene via hydroxide-mediated copper catalysis at an abrupt interface. Science 2018;360:783–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cox I, Gaudard MA, Stephens ML. Visual Six Sigma, Second Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Fastl H. Psychoacoustics: Facts and Models. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Zhu S, Wang W, Ravishankar CV. Stochastically Consistent Caching and Dynamic Duty Cycling for Erratic Sensor Sources. In: Gibbons PB, Abdelzaher T, Aspnes J, Rao R, editors. Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems: Second IEEE International Conference, DCOSS 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 18-20, 2006. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006, p. 67–84.

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 de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Traumatologique.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. New Laser Technology Detects Brain Tumors During Surgery. IFLScience 2015.

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. Computer Procurement: FAA’s $1.5-Billion Computer Resources Nucleus Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Lee EB. Environmental Thyroid Endocrine Disruption in Shiner Perch (Cymatogaster aggregata): An Analysis of Thyroid Glandular Function. 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]
Hodara S. In a Valley of Invention. New York Times 2016:WE9.

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 de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Traumatologique
ISSN (print)1877-0517
ScopeOrthopedics and Sports Medicine
Surgery

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