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
Downer MC. Optics. A new low for nonlinear optics. Science 2002;298:373–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Molino JF, Sabatier D. Tree diversity in tropical rain forests: a validation of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis. Science 2001;294:1702–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vafabakhsh R, Levitz J, Isacoff EY. Conformational dynamics of a class C G-protein-coupled receptor. Nature 2015;524:497–501.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Shechter R, London A, Kuperman Y, Ronen A, Rolls A, Chen A, et al. Hypothalamic neuronal toll-like receptor 2 protects against age-induced obesity. Sci Rep 2013;3:1254.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Anaya-Lara O, Campos-Gaona D, Moreno-Goytia E, Adam G. Offshore Wind Energy Generation. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
Grabherr S, Grimm JM, Heinemann A, editors. Atlas of Postmortem Angiography. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Borgefors G, Nyström I, di Baja GS. Discrete Skeletons from Distance Transforms in 2D and 3D. In: Siddiqi K, Pizer SM, editors. Medial Representations: Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008, p. 155–90.

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
Andrew E. Why Do Bats Transmit So Many Diseases? IFLScience 2014. (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. NASA Procurement Assessments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Carrier TH. Using Grunig’s Situational Theory for Analysis of Frames in Human Trafficking Awareness Organizations’ YouTube Videos. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 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
Kolomatsky M. The Most Popular During April. New York Times 2017:RE2.

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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