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
Erwin DH. Macroevolution. Seeds of diversity. Science 2005;308:1752–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Haug GH, Peterson LC. Obituary: Nicholas Shackleton (1937-2006). Nature 2006;439:928.
A journal article with 3 authors
Huang N, Xu Y, Jiang D. High-performance heterogeneous catalysis with surface-exposed stable metal nanoparticles. Sci Rep 2014;4:7228.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Iyengar R, Diverse-Pierluissi MA, Jenkins SL, Chan AM, Devi LA, Sobie EA, et al. Inquiry learning. Integrating content detail and critical reasoning by peer review. Science 2008;319:1189–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lee JYB. Scalable Continuous Media Streaming Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
Proctor C, Linley PA, editors. Research, Applications, and Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Santana MNP, Melo ACMA. Biological Sequence Comparison Application in Heterogeneous Environments with Dynamic Programming Algorithms. In: Sagot M-F, Walter MEMT, editors. Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Second Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2007, Angra dos Reis, Brazil, August 29-31, 2007. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 46–56.

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
Andrew E. Diving For Treasure To Help Protect The World’s Great Reefs. 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. Aviation Research: FAA Could Enhance Its Program to Meet Current and Future Challenges. 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
Liu S. Methods for generating addressable focus cues in stereoscopic displays. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 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
Billard M. Old Is Good, Cheaper Is Better. New York Times 2010:E5.

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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