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
Dennis C, (2002) Stem-cell reverse angers Australian biologists. Nature 416: 4
A journal article with 2 authors
Schmidt M, Lipson H, (2009) Distilling free-form natural laws from experimental data. Science 324: 81–85
A journal article with 3 authors
Huey DJ, Hu JC, Athanasiou KA, (2012) Unlike bone, cartilage regeneration remains elusive. Science 338: 917–921
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhang C, Wang Z, Dong J, Pan R, Qiu H, Zhang J, Zhang P, Zheng J, Yu W, (2014) Bilirubin modulates acetylcholine receptors in rat superior cervical ganglionic neurons in a bidirectional manner. Sci Rep 4: 7475

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith CL, (2009) Basic Process Measurements. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Fan S, Fielding-Wells J, (2016) What is Next in Educational Research? SensePublishers, Rotterdam, XIV, 364 p p
A chapter in an edited book
Li Q, Wu Q, Gao F, (2015) A Cognitive Model for Understanding Chinese Character. In: Guo Y, Friston K, Aldo F, Hill S, Peng H (eds) Brain Informatics and Health: 8th International Conference, BIH 2015, London, UK, August 30 - September 2, 2015. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 43–53

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
Andrew E, (2015) How Can ‘Cured’ Ebola Patients Fall Sick Again Months After Recovery? 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, (1970) Possible Irregularities in the Operation of a Former Neighborhood Youth Corps Project. 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
Arnold JM, (2009) Accountability in British Columbia: A case study connecting policy and practice. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Rothenberg B, (2017) Top-Seeded Kerber Tumbles Out of Fourth Round Amid the Usual Havoc. New York Times B11

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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