How to format your references using the Revue du podologue citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue du podologue. 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
Sarewitz D. World view: Tomorrow never knows. Nature 2010;463:24.
A journal article with 2 authors
Litchinitser NM, Sun J. APPLIED OPTICS. Optical meta-atoms: Going nonlinear. Science 2015;350:1033–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Abundo C, Monterola C, Legara EF. Criticality of forcing directions on the fragmentation and resilience of grid networks. Sci Rep 2014;4:6195.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Warén A, Bengtson S, Goffredi SK, Van Dover CL. A hot-vent gastropod with iron sulfide dermal sclerites. Science 2003;302:1007.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rangarao KV, Mallik RK. Digital Signal Processing. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Hayashida Y, Gonzalez C, Kondo H, editors. THE ARTERIAL CHEMORECEPTORS. vol. 580. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Das S, Dash HR. Computer-Aided Study of Molecular Microbiology. In: Dash HR, editor. Microbial Biotechnology- A Laboratory Manual for Bacterial Systems, New Delhi: Springer India; 2015, p. 175–202.

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 du podologue.

Blog post
Carpineti A. 200,000 More Children Have Been Vaccinated In Australia Following New Policies. IFLScience 2017.


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. District of Columbia Government: Overtime Costs Exceed Those of Neighboring Governments. 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
Bethany MP. Business continuity planning: Identifying gaps, patterns and justifications. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
Gavin J. Even at 94, Brazil’s Grande Dame of the Stage Can’t Stop Singing. New York Times 2016:C6.

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 du podologue
ISSN (print)1766-7313

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