How to format your references using the La revue de l'infirmičre citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for La revue de l'infirmičre. 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
Wilczek F. From “not wrong” to (maybe right). Nature 2004;428:261.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dobson DP, Brodholt JP. Subducted banded iron formations as a source of ultralow-velocity zones at the core-mantle boundary. Nature 2005;434:371–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen C, Bobisch CA, Ho W. Visualization of Fermi’s golden rule through imaging of light emission from atomic silver chains. Science 2009;325:981–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ishikawa T, Yamaoka H, Harada Y, Fujii T, Nagasawa T. A general process for in situ formation of functional surface layers on ceramics. Nature 2002;416:64–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pease G. Optimize Your Greatest Asset-Your People. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
Melin P, Kacprzyk J, Pedrycz W, editors. Soft Computing for Recognition Based on Biometrics. vol. 312. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Hebelstrup KH, Møller IM. Mitochondrial Signaling in Plants Under Hypoxia: Use of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS). In: Gupta KJ, Igamberdiev AU, editors. Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species Signaling and Communication in Plants, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 63–77.

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 La revue de l'infirmičre.

Blog post
Andrew E. Strange Microorganism Under The Sea May Be Missing Link In Evolution. IFLScience 2015.


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. [Comments on Proposed Changes to DAR Cost Principles and Internal Procedures]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Martinez Abadia JM. French for Spanish speakers: A contrastive study of English monolingual, bilingual, and plurilingual adult learners of French. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
Lee L. 10 Young Upstarts Strut Their Stuff in Miami. New York Times 2011:D3.

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 titleLa revue de l'infirmičre
AbbreviationRev. Infirm.
ISSN (print)1293-8505
ScopeGeneral Nursing

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