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
Ramesar R. Genomics: African dawn. Nature 2015;517:276–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mjolsness E, DeCoste D. Machine learning for science: state of the art and future prospects. Science 2001;293:2051–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
MacLehose L, McKee M, Weinberg J. Responding to the challenge of communicable disease in Europe. Science 2002;295:2047–50.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Hoffman JI, Forcada J, Trathan PN, Amos W. Female fur seals show active choice for males that are heterozygous and unrelated. Nature 2007;445:912–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McGrath AE. Darwinism and the Divine. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
Zhang S. Wireless Traffic Steering For Green Cellular Networks. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Adams AE, Pegg JM, Bottoms SI, Smith Risser H, Wu K, Kern AL. Storying Our Academic Career Transitions within a Peer-mentoring Community. In: Johannessen BGG, editor. Global Co-Mentoring Networks in Higher Education: Politics, Policies, and Practices, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 73–94.

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
Andrew D. How A Saviour Of The Ozone Hole Became A Climate Change Villain – And How We’re Going To Fix It. IFLScience 2016.


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. Hazardous Materials Rail Shipments: A Review of Emergency Response Information in Selected Train Documents. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Campbell AB. An analysis of the demography and habitat usage of Roatán’s spiny-tailed iguana, Ctenosaura oedirhina. Doctoral dissertation. Florida Atlantic University, 2015.

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
Crow K. UPPER WEST SIDE. New York Times 2001:145.

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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