How to format your references using the Revue des Maladies Respiratoires citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue des Maladies Respiratoires. 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
Beckley C. Biotech business Down Under. Nature 2004;429:5–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Theler D, Allain FH-T. Molecular biology: RNA modification does a regulatory two-step. Nature 2015;518:492–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lill JT, Marquis RJ, Ricklefs RE. Host plants influence parasitism of forest caterpillars. Nature 2002;417:170–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhou Y, Yao Y, Chen C-Y, Moon K, Wang H, Wong C-P. The use of polyimide-modified aluminum nitride fillers in AlN@PI/epoxy composites with enhanced thermal conductivity for electronic encapsulation. Sci Rep 2014;4:4779.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gramß T, Bornholdt S, Groß M, Mitchell M, Pellizzari T. Non-Standard Computation. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
Lu N. Capacity Analysis of Vehicular Communication Networks. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Fernandez HH, Ravin PD, Wint DP. [123I]-Altropane SPECT. In: Broderick PA, Rahni DN, Kolodny EH, editors. Bioimaging in Neurodegeneration, Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2005, p. 37–44.

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 des Maladies Respiratoires.

Blog post
Andrew E. Strange Tale Of Fish Eye Evolution Shows How New Species Could Be Born. IFLScience 2015. (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. Efforts To Comply With P.L. 94-142 and Selected Youth Services Administration Management Functions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Anderson CW. Breaking journalism down: Work, authority, and networking local news, 1997–2009. Doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2009.

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
Greenspan D. It’s All in the Hands. New York Times 2017:MM28.

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 des Maladies Respiratoires
AbbreviationRev. Mal. Respir.
ISSN (print)0761-8425
ScopePulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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