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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue du rhumatisme. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Harris H. Tumour suppression: putting on the brakes. Nature 2004;427:201.
A journal article with 2 authors
Luoto TP, Nevalainen L. Long-term water temperature reconstructions from mountain lakes with different catchment and morphometric features. Sci Rep 2013;3:2488.
A journal article with 3 authors
Prokopenko AA, Karabanov EB, Williams DF. Age of long sediment cores from Lake Baikal. Nature 2002;415:976.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Aziz EF, Ottosson N, Faubel M, Hertel IV, Winter B. Interaction between liquid water and hydroxide revealed by core-hole de-excitation. Nature 2008;455:89–91.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
De Martini D. Success Probability Estimation with Applications to Clinical Trials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Abrams JS, Bell RH, editors. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery: A Practical Approach to Management. New York, NY: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Iwashita M. A Framework for a Posteriori Method of Transitional Analysis to Diffuse ICT Services Based on Text Mining. In: Tweedale JW, Jain LC, editors. Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Engineering and Innovative Applications: 16th International Conference, KES 2012, San Sebastian, Spain, September 10-12, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 39–55.

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 rhumatisme.

Blog post
Luntz S. Mysterious Lake Appears In The Middle Of The Desert Without Explanation. IFLScience 2014. (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. Information Technology: Homeland Security Information Network Needs to Be Better Coordinated with Key State and Local Initiatives. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chavez TM. A quasi-experimental study of the relationship between school structure and student outcomes. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 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
Hollander S. Transfer Finds Home At Manhattan College. New York Times 2002:88.

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 rhumatisme
AbbreviationRev. Rhum. Ed Fr.
ISSN (print)1169-8330

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