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
Dobson CM. Getting out of shape. Nature 2002;418:729–30.
A journal article with 2 authors
Crespi B, Springer S. Ecology. Social slime molds meet their match. Science 2003;299:56–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Våge S, Storesund JE, Thingstad TF. SAR11 viruses and defensive host strains. Nature 2013;499:E3-4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kim W-Y, Fujiwara S, Suh S-S, Kim J, Kim Y, Han L, et al. ZEITLUPE is a circadian photoreceptor stabilized by GIGANTEA in blue light. Nature 2007;449:356–60.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bittner M. Temporality: Universals and Variation. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
Grelck C, Huch F, Michaelson GJ, Trinder P, editors. Implementation and Application of Functional Languages: 16th International Workshop, IFL 2004, Lübeck, Germany, September 8-10, 2004 Revised Selected Papers. vol. 3474. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
N. Makarov S, Ludwig R, Bitar SJ. Circuit Analysis and Power Transfer. In: Ludwig R, Bitar SJ, editors. Practical Electrical Engineering, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 139–88.

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 E. Watch These Famous Landmarks Change Over Time Using “Mined” Tourists’ Photos. 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. Impoundments of Funds of Energy Research and Development Administration and Department of Commerce. 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
McKinney S. An analysis of the influence of No Child Left Behind and Arizona Learns on middle -school principal leadership behaviors and responsibilities. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 2008.

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
Ember S, Grynbaum MM. How a Retraction Humbled CNN. New York Times 2017:B1.

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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