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
Rubin DC. Psychology. How quickly we forget. Science 2014;346:1058–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Knaden M, Wehner R. Path integration in desert ants controls aggressiveness. Science 2004;305:60.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoder BL, Bisson R, Beck RD. Steric effects in the chemisorption of vibrationally excited methane on Ni(100). Science 2010;329:553–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Miller MA, Nguyen VQ, Lee MH, Kosinski M, Schedl T, Caprioli RM, et al. A sperm cytoskeletal protein that signals oocyte meiotic maturation and ovulation. Science 2001;291:2144–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
The Family Firm Institute, Inc. Family Enterprise. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Lennon TM, Stainton RJ, editors. The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology. vol. 7. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Blömeke S, Suhl U, Kaiser G. Teacher Education Effectiveness: Quality and Equity of Future Primary Teachers’ Mathematics and Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge. In: Blömeke S, Hsieh F-J, Kaiser G, Schmidt WH, editors. International Perspectives on Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Opportunities to Learn: TEDS-M Results, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014, p. 91–114.

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
Carpineti A. Earth’s Atmosphere Is Leaking Into Space. 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. Freight Transportation: Short Sea Shipping Option Shows Importance of Systematic Approach to Public Investment Decisions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Moris FA. International Trade in Research and Development Services and the Activity of MNC Subsidiaries. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2015.

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
Kelly C. Skate, Sure, But Don’t Expect A Zamboni. New York Times 2009:LI7.

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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