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
[1]
Aspinall W. A route to more tractable expert advice. Nature 2010;463:294–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ahn J, Brook EJ. Atmospheric CO2 and climate on millennial time scales during the last glacial period. Science 2008;322:83–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
David SS, O’Shea VL, Kundu S. Base-excision repair of oxidative DNA damage. Nature 2007;447:941–50.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kuiper KF, Deino A, Hilgen FJ, Krijgsman W, Renne PR, Wijbrans JR. Synchronizing rock clocks of Earth history. Science 2008;320:500–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Horton I. Ivor Horton’s Beginning Visual C++® 2012. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Ho Y-C. Ordinal Optimization: Soft Optimization for Hard Problems. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gamalielsson J, Lundell B. On Involvement in Open Standards: How Do Organisations Contribute to W3C Standards Through Editorship? In: Crowston K, Hammouda I, Lundell B, Robles G, Gamalielsson J, Lindman J, editors. Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities: 12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30 - June 2, 2016, Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 57–70.

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
[1]
Davis J. Dementia Now The Leading Cause Of Death In England And Wales. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/dementia-now-the-leading-cause-of-death-in-england-and-wales/ (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. Aviation Safety: Opportunities Exist for FAA to Refine the Controller Staffing Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Cacciola JA. A quantitative study on retaining leadership talent within a naval aviation squadron. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 2010.

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]
Pilon M. A Coach Inspires an Artist. New York Times 2012:SP7.

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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