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
Hoag H. BSE case rattles Canadian officials. Nature 2003;423:467.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sandalow DB, Bowles IA. Climate change. Fundamentals of treaty-making on climate change. Science 2001;292:1839–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
Clutton-Brock TH, Coulson T, Milner JM. Red deer stocks in the Highlands of Scotland. Nature 2004;429:261–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
He L, Xue L, Xu J, McNeil BD, Bai L, Melicoff E, et al. Compound vesicle fusion increases quantal size and potentiates synaptic transmission. Nature 2009;459:93–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Seifert RJ. Profiting from Weekly Options. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
Tosti A, Hexsel D, editors. Update in Cosmetic Dermatology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Sarmento L, Pinto AS, Cabral L. REPENTINO – A Wide-Scope Gazetteer for Entity Recognition in Portuguese. In: Vieira R, Quaresma P, Nunes M das GV, Mamede NJ, Oliveira C, Dias MC, editors. Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language: 7th International Workshop, PROPOR 2006, Itatiaia, Brazil, May 13-17, 2006. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006, p. 31–40.

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
Hale T. Subway’s “Chicken” Contains Just 50 Percent Chicken DNA, Says Investigation. 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. FTA New York Mass Transit Grants: False Statements to FTA Grantee/Grantee Violations of Contracting Policy. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lin L-M. Transformation in Chinese Theatre Works’ the Legend of White Snake. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.

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
Shear MD, Cooper H, Schmitt E. Trump Warns Assad After Reports of Possible Gas Preparations. New York Times 2017:A11.

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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