How to format your references using the Revue de Pneumologie clinique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue de Pneumologie clinique. 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]
Gangopadhyay SS. Systemic administration of follistatin288 increases muscle mass and reduces fat accumulation in mice. Sci Rep 2013;3:2441.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Stephanopoulos G, Kelleher J. Biochemistry. How to make a superior cell. Science 2001;292:2024–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Ghodbane R, Raoult D, Drancourt M. Dramatic reduction of culture time of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sci Rep 2014;4:4236.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Dacke M, Nilsson D-E, Scholtz CH, Byrne M, Warrant EJ. Animal behaviour: insect orientation to polarized moonlight. Nature 2003;424:33.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Freeman RL. Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2002.
An edited book
[1]
Dietel M, editor. Targeted Therapies in Cancer. vol. 176. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Luo S, Chen Y, Hu J, Chen Z. New Fully Secure Hierarchical Identity-Based Encryption with Constant Size Ciphertexts. In: Bao F, Weng J, editors. Information Security Practice and Experience: 7th International Conference, ISPEC 2011, Guangzhou, China, May 30 – June 1, 2011. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 55–70.

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 Pneumologie clinique.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Animals Inherit Their Mother’s Social Network. IFLScience 2016.

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. Need for a Government-Wide Budget Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development Information. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Hilker B. Electric-field effects and interactions of dye-polymer systems. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 2010.

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]
Burghardt LF. For Sabbath on Saturdays, Fewer Open Shops. New York Times 2008:LI13.

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 Pneumologie clinique
AbbreviationRev. Pneumol. Clin.
ISSN (print)0761-8417
ScopePulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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