How to format your references using the La Revue Sage-Femme citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for La Revue Sage-Femme. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Smith BE. Structure. Nitrogenase reveals its inner secrets. Science 2002;297:1654–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Buchan JR, Parker R. Molecular biology. The two faces of miRNA. Science 2007;318:1877–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Song W, Kinloch IA, Windle AH. Nematic liquid crystallinity of multiwall carbon nanotubes. Science 2003;302:1363.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Liu Z, Feldman LC, Tolk NH, Zhang Z, Cohen PI. Desorption of H from Si(111) by resonant excitation of the Si-H vibrational stretch mode. Science 2006;312:1024–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Good PI. A Manager’s Guide to the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
[1]
Evans AM, Flatman JC, Flemming NC, editors. Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf: A Global Review. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Fitzclarence L. Reflections on the Deakin Assemblage Of/For the Critical Project. In: Tinning R, Sirna K, editors. Education, Social Justice and the Legacy of Deakin University: Reflections of the Deakin Diaspora, Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2011, p. 41–52.

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 Sage-Femme.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Empty Electronics Factories Turned Into High-Tech Indoor Farms. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/empty-electronics-factories-turned-high-tech-indoor-farms/ (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. Grant Programs: Design Features Shape Flexibility, Accountability, and Performance Information. 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]
Page JA. Contested urban space: Competing discourses of urban development and environmental conservation in Playa Vista, California. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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]
Cooper M. Spotlight on a Diva, With Bull’s-Eye Precision. New York Times 2017:C5.

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 Sage-Femme
ISSN (print)1637-4088
ScopeMaternity and Midwifery

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