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
Gaston KJ. Ecology: the importance of being rare. Nature 2012;487:46–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Weiss RA, Stoye JP. Virology. Our viral inheritance. Science 2013;340:820–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zwerger M, Briegel HJ, Dür W. Hybrid architecture for encoded measurement-based quantum computation. Sci Rep 2014;4:5364.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ngo TTM, Moufarrej MN, Rasmussen M-LH, Camunas-Soler J, Pan W, Okamoto J, et al. Noninvasive blood tests for fetal development predict gestational age and preterm delivery. Science 2018;360:1133–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weston P. Bioinformatics Software Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Silverman H, Ruggles DF, editors. Intangible Heritage Embodied. New York, NY: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Gu P. EFL Teacher Learning in the Chinese Sociocultural Context. In: Coniam D, editor. English Language Education and Assessment: Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland, Singapore: Springer; 2014, p. 69–85.

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
Taub B. A Monkey Has Survived For A Record Period Of Time With A Pig’s Heart. 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. Use of Civilian Agencies’ Aircraft for Passenger Transportation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Theodore JA. A Framework for Comparative Analysis of Gene Expressions and Mutations Linked to Cancer. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2014.

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
Gustines GG. A Gallery Of Heroes, Up for Sale. New York Times 2009:C1.

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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