How to format your references using the Revue Neurologique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue Neurologique. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
McCormick S. Plant science. Reproductive dialog. Science 2007;317:606–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Adlam B, Nowak MA. Universality of fixation probabilities in randomly structured populations. Sci Rep 2014;4:6692.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vukusic P, Sambles JR, Lawrence CR. Colour mixing in wing scales of a butterfly. Nature 2000;404:457.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ali M, Sugimoto K, Ramadan A, Arimura G-I. Memory of plant communications for priming anti-herbivore responses. Sci Rep 2013;3:1872.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tschirhart M, Bielefeld W. Managing Nonprofit Organizations. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Marani E. The Subthalamic Nucleus Part I: Development, Cytology, Topography and Connections. vol. 198. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Lange T, Meaney T, Riesbeck E, Wernberg A. Mathematical Teaching Moments: Between Instruction and Construction. In: Kortenkamp U, Brandt B, Benz C, Krummheuer G, Ladel S, Vogel R, editors. Early Mathematics Learning: Selected Papers of the POEM 2012 Conference, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 37–54.

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 Neurologique.

Blog post
Andrews R. Austrian State Now Produces 100% Of Electricity From Renewables. 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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems That Support Federal Human Services Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Makovec MG. A study of the factors predicting attrition and contributing to the attrition rate of high school teachers in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2008.

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
Goldstein J. Police Study Use of Force; May Issue More Tasers. New York Times 2014:A18.

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 Neurologique
AbbreviationRev. Neurol. (Paris)
ISSN (print)0035-3787
ScopeClinical Neurology

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