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
[1]
Aguzzi A. Neurodegeneration: Alzheimer’s disease under strain. Nature 2014;512:32–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Szalay A, Gray J. The world-wide telescope. Science 2001;293:2037–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Werlen G, Hausmann B, Palmer E. A motif in the alphabeta T-cell receptor controls positive selection by modulating ERK activity. Nature 2000;406:422–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Xu L, Wei Y, Reboul J, Vaglio P, Shin T-H, Vidal M, et al. BTB proteins are substrate-specific adaptors in an SCF-like modular ubiquitin ligase containing CUL-3. Nature 2003;425:316–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
AIChE technical manual. Dow’s Chemical Exposure Index Guide. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1998.
An edited book
[1]
Navarro G, Bertossi L, Kohayakawa Y, editors. Fourth IFIP International Conference on Theoretical Computer Science- TCS 2006: IFIP 19th Worm Computer Congress, TC-1, Foundations of Computer Science, August 23–24, 2006, Santiago, Chile. vol. 209. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Cai X, Wei J, Wen G, Li J. A Neighborhood Preserving Based Semi-supervised Dimensionality Reduction Method for Cancer Classification. In: Wang Y, Li T, editors. Foundations of Intelligent Systems: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering, Shanghai, China, Dec 2011 (ISKE2011), Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 29–37.

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
[1]
Andrew E. Five Myths About Gravitational Waves. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/five-myths-about-gravitational-waves/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. ADP Planning: Challenges at the U.S. Transportation Command. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gan K. A Parity-Violating Spin Rotation Measurement of Transversely Polarized Cold Neutrons Through a Liquid Helium Target. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2011.

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
[1]
Ember S, Grynbaum MM. Where the Future Isn’t So Glossy. New York Times 2017:BU1.

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
ScopeRheumatology

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