How to format your references using the Revue Française d'Allergologie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue Française d'Allergologie. 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
Anderson DA. A detour for love. Science 2014;346:134.
A journal article with 2 authors
Han Y, Grier DG. Fluid dynamics: Vortex rings in a constant electric field. Nature 2003;424:267–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ghuman AS, van den Honert RN, Martin A. Interregional neural synchrony has similar dynamics during spontaneous and stimulus-driven states. Sci Rep 2013;3:1481.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Bhunia SK, Saha A, Maity AR, Ray SC, Jana NR. Carbon nanoparticle-based fluorescent bioimaging probes. Sci Rep 2013;3:1473.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Durbin PA, Reif BAP. Statistical Theory and Modeling for Turbulent Flows. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
Guo S, editor. Political Science and Chinese Political Studies: The State of the Field. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Nudera WJ. Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Internal Tooth Anatomy. In: Fayad M, Johnson BR, editors. 3D Imaging in Endodontics: A New Era in Diagnosis and Treatment, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 53–73.

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 Française d'Allergologie.

Blog post
Hamilton K. Neuroscience Hasn’t Been Weaponized – It’s Been A Tool Of War From The Start. IFLScience 2016. (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. Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. IV, No. 6. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Yang L. A comparison of unsupervised learning techniques for detection of medical abuse in automobile claims. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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
Billard M. His Runway Has a Backbeat. New York Times 2013:E7.

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 Française d'Allergologie
AbbreviationRev. Fr. Allergol. (2009)
ISSN (print)1877-0320
ScopeImmunology and Allergy

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