How to format your references using the Revue Francophone d'Orthoptie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue Francophone d'Orthoptie. 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
Reimold WU. Geosciences. Impact cratering comes of age. Science 2003;300:1889–90.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang J, Genack AZ. Transport through modes in random media. Nature 2011;471:345–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dieterich J, Cayol V, Okubo P. The use of earthquake rate changes as a stress meter at Kilauea volcano. Nature 2000;408:457–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Watabe M, Juman G, Miyamoto K, Omatsu T. Light induced conch-shaped relief in an azo-polymer film. Sci Rep 2014;4:4281.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Talbot DB. Frequency Acquisition Techniques for Phase Locked Loops. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Chen P. Optimal Control Models in Finance: A New Computational Approach. vol. 95. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Carbó-Valverde S, Cuadros-Solas PJ, Rodríguez-Fernández F. The Reputable Underwriting Matching in Corporate Bond Issuances: Evidence for Non-financial Bonds. In: Carbó Valverde S, Cuadros Solas PJ, Rodríguez Fernández F, editors. Bank Funding, Financial Instruments and Decision-Making in the Banking Industry, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 95–115.

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 Francophone d'Orthoptie.

Blog post
Andrew E. The Ogre-Faced Spider Throws A Net Over Its Prey Like A Gladiator. IFLScience 2014. (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. U.S.-Korea Fighter Coproduction Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ma B. Improving the performance of hyperspectral target detection. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 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
Cobb JG. Why Fog Lamps Are Going the Way Of Built-In Ashtrays. New York Times 2017:B5.

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 Francophone d'Orthoptie
ISSN (print)1876-2204

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