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
Lawler, A., 2006. 2007 U.S. budget. NASA budget soars as shuttle lands. Science 313, 280.
A journal article with 2 authors
Reisz, R.R., Smith, M.M., 2001. Developmental biology. Lungfish dental pattern conserved for 360 Myr. Nature 411, 548.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wolf, S.M., Annas, G.J., Elias, S., 2013. Point-counterpoint. Patient autonomy and incidental findings in clinical genomics. Science 340, 1049–1050.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lorch, J.M., Meteyer, C.U., Behr, M.J., Boyles, J.G., Cryan, P.M., Hicks, A.C., Ballmann, A.E., Coleman, J.T.H., Redell, D.N., Reeder, D.M., Blehert, D.S., 2011. Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome. Nature 480, 376–378.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brown, S.R., Gregory, W.M., Twelves, C., Brown, J., 2014. A Practical Guide to Designing Phase II Trials in Oncology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Adams, J.C., 2009. The Fortran 2003 Handbook: The Complete Syntax, Features and Procedures. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Battaglia, E., Amaducci, S., 2005. Systems for Oxygen Delivery, in: Negro, R.W.D., Goldberg, A.I. (Eds.), Home Long-Term Oxygen Treatment in Italy: The Additional Value of Telemedicine. Springer, Milano, pp. 43–57.

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
Carpineti, A., 2016. Spiral Around New Star Hints At A New Planet Formation Mechanism [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, 2016. Polar Satellites: NOAA Faces Challenges and Uncertainties that Could Affect the Availability of Critical Weather Data (No. GAO-16-773T). 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
Cannon, C.A., 2017. Comparison of language arts scores between computerized and teacher differentiation of instruction (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Soble, J., 2017. Airbag Crisis Sends Takata To Its Demise. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lawler, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Lawler, 2006; Reisz and Smith, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Reisz and Smith, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Lorch et al., 2011)

About the journal

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

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