How to format your references using the Revue de micropaléontologie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue de micropaléontologie. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Davis, M.M., 2015. Immunology. Flexibility for specificity. Science 347, 371–372.
A journal article with 2 authors
Traas, J., Vernoux, T., 2010. Plant science. Oscillating roots. Science 329, 1290–1291.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sato, T., Atomi, H., Imanaka, T., 2007. Archaeal type III RuBisCOs function in a pathway for AMP metabolism. Science 315, 1003–1006.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Majumder, M., Chopra, N., Andrews, R., Hinds, B.J., 2005. Nanoscale hydrodynamics: enhanced flow in carbon nanotubes. Nature 438, 44.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paterson, S., Tobias, K., 2012. Atlas of ear diseases of the dog and cat. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK.
An edited book
Dundas, B.I., Levine, M., Østvær, P.A., Röndigs, O., Voevodsky, V. (Eds.), 2007. Motivic Homotopy Theory: Lectures at a Summer School in Nordfjordeid, Norway, August 2002, Universitext. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Núñez, A.A., Sáez, D.A., Cortés, C.E., 2013. Hybrid Predictive Control for Operational Decisions in Public Transport Systems, in: Sáez, D.A., Cortés, C.E. (Eds.), Hybrid Predictive Control for Dynamic Transport Problems, Advances in Industrial Control. Springer, London, pp. 95–125.

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 micropaléontologie.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Could Ancient Textbooks Be The Source Of The Next Medical Breakthrough? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1978. U.S. Statistics on International Technology Transfer: Need for Additional Measures (No. ID-78-24). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pratt, J.E., 2014. Investigating educational systems, leadership, and school culture: A holistic approach (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Brantley, B., 2017. Sing a Song of Face Creams. New York Times C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Davis, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Davis, 2015; Traas and Vernoux, 2010).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Traas and Vernoux, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Majumder et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevue de micropaléontologie
AbbreviationRev. Micropaleontol.
ISSN (print)0035-1598

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