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
Leek PJ. Applied physics. Storing quantum information in Schrödinger’s cats. Science 2013;342:568–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Oppenheim J, Wehner S. The uncertainty principle determines the nonlocality of quantum mechanics. Science 2010;330:1072–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lederer WJ, Hagen BM, Zhao G. Cell biology. Superresolution subspace signaling. Science 2012;336:546–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Wilson KA, McBride MF, Bode M, Possingham HP. Prioritizing global conservation efforts. Nature 2006;440:337–40.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Remy J-G, Letamendia C. LTE Services. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
Klewes J, Wreschniok R, editors. Reputation Capital: Building and Maintaining Trust in the 21st Century. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Abu-Affash AK, Carmi P, Katz MJ, Trabelsi Y. Bottleneck Non-crossing Matching in the Plane. In: Epstein L, Ferragina P, editors. Algorithms – ESA 2012: 20th Annual European Symposium, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 10-12, 2012. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 36–47.

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
O`Callaghan J. Scientists Make “Surprising” Discovery On Comet 67P. IFLScience 2015.


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. Accounting for Automatic Data Processing Costs Needs Improvement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lamanna CA. The structure and function of subalpine ecosystems in the face of climate change. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 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
Saslow L. 14,000 Sq. Ft., Shady Past, All for Just $8.3 Million. New York Times 2007:14LI2.

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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