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
Roberts RG. Ecology. A pardon for the dingo. Science 2014;343:142–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Henzler-Wildman K, Kern D. Dynamic personalities of proteins. Nature 2007;450:964–72.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zachos JC, Dickens GR, Zeebe RE. An early Cenozoic perspective on greenhouse warming and carbon-cycle dynamics. Nature 2008;451:279–83.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Wang H, Lee AMD, Lui H, McLean DI, Zeng H. A method for accurate in vivo micro-Raman spectroscopic measurements under guidance of advanced microscopy imaging. Sci Rep 2013;3:1890.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Péra M-C, Hissel D, Gualous H, Turpin C. Electrochemical Components. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Chen L, Ryan MD, Wang G, editors. Information and Communications Security: 10th International Conference, ICICS 2008 Birmingham, UK, October 20 - 22, 2008 Proceedings. vol. 5308. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Krzeszowiec W, Gabryś H. Intracellular Movements: Integration at the Cellular Level as Reflected in the Organization of Organelle Movements. In: Wojtaszek P, editor. Mechanical Integration of Plant Cells and Plants, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 91–116.

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
Evans K. Divers Reveal Shocking Images Of Mutilated Banjo Sharks To Highlight Animal Cruelty. IFLScience 2017.


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. Subcontract Estimates Included in Prime Contract Prices at Amphenol Space and Missile Systems Division. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Eldridge Z. The Empowerment of a Forgotten Population. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
Hubbard B. Saudi-Led Coalition Admits Error in Funeral Bombing in Yemen. New York Times 2016:A12.

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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