How to format your references using the Revue vétérinaire Clinique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue vétérinaire Clinique. 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
Nel A. Atmosphere. Air pollution-related illness: effects of particles. Science 2005;308:804–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen Y, Schier AF. The zebrafish Nodal signal Squint functions as a morphogen. Nature 2001;411:607–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
Didham RK, Ewers RM, Gemmell NJ. Comment on “Avian extinction and mammalian introductions on oceanic islands.” Science 2005;307:1412; author reply 1412.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Béguin P, Nagashima K, Gonoi T, Shibasaki T, Takahashi K, Kashima Y, et al. Regulation of Ca2+ channel expression at the cell surface by the small G-protein kir/Gem. Nature 2001;411:701–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Olsson A. Understanding Changing Telecommunications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
Lytras MD, Damiani E, Carroll JM, Tennyson RD, Avison D, Naeve A, et al., editors. Visioning and Engineering the Knowledge Society. A Web Science Perspective: Second World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2009, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 16-18, 2009. Proceedings. vol. 5736. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Cassidy MJ, Daganzo CF, Jang K, Chung K. Spatiotemporal Effects of Segregating Different Vehicle Classes on Separate Lanes. In: Lam WHK, Wong SC, Lo HK, editors. Transportation and Traffic Theory 2009: Golden Jubilee: Papers selected for presentation at ISTTT18, a peer reviewed series since 1959, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009, p. 57–74.

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 vétérinaire Clinique.

Blog post
Andrew D. How Pharmaceutical Companies Profit From Drugs For Rare Diseases. 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. Race To The Top: States Implementing Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems despite Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bhavsar KS. Application of wavelet on quasi-periodic physiologic signals. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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
Schwartz J. Putting words into action at climate summit. New York Times 2016:S6.

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 vétérinaire Clinique
ISSN (print)2214-5672
ScopeSmall Animals

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