How to format your references using the Médecine Intensive Réanimation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Médecine Intensive Réanimation. 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
Ramsay JG, (2000) GEOPHYSICS: Enhanced: A Strained Earth, Past and Present. Science 288: 2139–2141
A journal article with 2 authors
Laughlin SB, Sejnowski TJ, (2003) Communication in neuronal networks. Science 301: 1870–1874
A journal article with 3 authors
Gilbert IR, Jarvis PG, Smith H, (2001) Proximity signal and shade avoidance differences between early and late successional trees. Nature 411: 792–795
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kaspar BK, Lladó J, Sherkat N, Rothstein JD, Gage FH, (2003) Retrograde viral delivery of IGF-1 prolongs survival in a mouse ALS model. Science 301: 839–842

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vassiliou P-CG, (2013) Discrete-time Asset Pricing Models in Applied Stochastic Finance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA
An edited book
Wanninger A, (2015) Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 5: Ecdysozoa III: Hexapoda. 1st ed. 2015. Springer, Vienna, VII, 219 p. 75 illus., 72 illus. in color p
A chapter in an edited book
Soto-Sanfiel MT, (2015) The Creative Manipulation of Time Through Digital Personal Narratives. In: Zagalo N, Branco P (eds) Creativity in the Digital Age. Springer, London, pp 75–90

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 Médecine Intensive Réanimation.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J, (2015) New Horizons Returns Stunning Image Of Charon That Includes A “Mountain In A Moat.” In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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, (2012) Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Federal Coordination Efforts Could Be Further Strengthened. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Strickland KC, (2012) A historical analysis of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Widdicombe B, (2017) Charming for a Cause. New York Times D1

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 titleMédecine Intensive Réanimation
ISSN (print)2496-6142
ISSN (online)1951-6959
ScopeEmergency Medicine

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