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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for La revue de l'infirmière. 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
Cuomo S. Beyond the ivory tower. The sinews of war: ancient catapults. Science 2004;303:771–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fradkin E, Kivelson SA. Physics. Electron nematic phases proliferate. Science 2010;327:155–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rubenstein M, Cornejo A, Nagpal R. Robotics. Programmable self-assembly in a thousand-robot swarm. Science 2014;345:795–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Libby RT, Smith RS, Savinova OV, Zabaleta A, Martin JE, Gonzalez FJ, et al. Modification of ocular defects in mouse developmental glaucoma models by tyrosinase. Science 2003;299:1578–81.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Villalta T. The Large-Cap Portfolio. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Sidharth BG, editor. A Century of Ideas: Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century. vol. 149. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Tazari S, Müller-Hannemann M, Weihe K. Workload Balancing in Multi-stage Production Processes. In: Àlvarez C, Serna M, editors. Experimental Algorithms: 5th International Workshop, WEA 2006, Cala Galdana, Menorca, Spain, May 24-27, 2006. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006, p. 49–60.

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'infirmière.

Blog post
Andrews R. Distant Super-Earth Exoplanet Has A Climate Perfect For Simple Life. 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. Railroad Safety: New Approach Needed for Effective FRA Safety Inspection Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Miller A. Group Mentoring Program to Empower Transitional-Aged Youth: A Grant Proposal. 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
Kelly D. Heroes, Studs and Raging Bulls. New York Times 2010:BR12.

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'infirmière
AbbreviationRev. Infirm.
ISSN (print)1293-8505
ScopeGeneral Nursing

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