How to format your references using the L'aide-soignante citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for L'aide-soignante. 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
[1]
Brumfiel G. Physics guidelines drop equal-responsibility clause. Nature 2002;420:258.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Thursby J, Thursby M. Research and development. Where is the new science in corporate R&D? Science 2006;314:1547–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sparrow B, Liu J, Wegner DM. Google effects on memory: cognitive consequences of having information at our fingertips. Science 2011;333:776–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Groszer M, Erickson R, Scripture-Adams DD, Lesche R, Trumpp A, Zack JA, et al. Negative regulation of neural stem/progenitor cell proliferation by the Pten tumor suppressor gene in vivo. Science 2001;294:2186–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hamad WY. Cellulose Nanocrystals. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Baker P. Model-Driven Testing. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Zuckerman G. Generalized Harish-Chandra Modules. In: Joseph A, Melnikov A, Penkov I, editors. Highlights in Lie Algebraic Methods, Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2012, p. 123–43.

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 L'aide-soignante.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. Physics Of Poo: Why It Takes You And An Elephant The Same Amount Of Time. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/physics-of-poo-why-it-takes-you-and-an-elephant-the-same-amount-of-time/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Federal Research: Information on the Advanced Technology Program’s 1997 Award Selection. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Barnett J. Understanding gender differences in teachers’ level of insight as it relates to ADHD. Doctoral dissertation. Capella 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
[1]
Davey M, Walsh MW. Detroit Reaches Deal With Creditor, as Others Object to Bankruptcy Plans. New York Times 2014:A17.

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 titleL'aide-soignante
ISSN (print)1166-3413
ScopeGeneral Nursing

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