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
Thauer RK. Enzymology. Nickel to the fore. Science 2001;293:1264–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Suster ML, Bate M. Embryonic assembly of a central pattern generator without sensory input. Nature 2002;416:174–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yamashiro H, Isomura N, Sakai K. Bloom of the cyanobacterium Moorea bouillonii on the gorgonian coral Annella reticulata in Japan. Sci Rep 2014;4:6032.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Furukawa H, Ko N, Go YB, Aratani N, Choi SB, Choi E, et al. Ultrahigh porosity in metal-organic frameworks. Science 2010;329:424–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wagner K, Doroslovački M. Proportionate-Type Normalized Least Mean Square Algorithms. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Catanese F, Esnault H, Huckleberry AT, Hulek K, Peternell T, editors. Global Aspects of Complex Geometry. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Brinson MM. Classification of Wetlands. In: LePage BA, editor. Wetlands: Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011, p. 95–113.

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. Watch A Whale Shoot A Rainbow Out Of Its Blowhole. 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. Aircraft Maintenance: Additional FAA Oversight Needed of Aging Aircraft Repairs (Vol. II). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Burugupalli RT. 2x1 Space-Time MIMO-OFDM Parallel Cancellation Scheme with Viterbi Decoding. 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
Johnson G. A Future as Clouded as Their Past. New York Times 2014:D4.

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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