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
Köhling R, (2002) Neuroscience. GABA becomes exciting. Science 298: 1350–1351
A journal article with 2 authors
Vukusic P, Sambles JR, (2003) Photonic structures in biology. Nature 424: 852–855
A journal article with 3 authors
Finkelstein IJ, Visnapuu M-L, Greene EC, (2010) Single-molecule imaging reveals mechanisms of protein disruption by a DNA translocase. Nature 468: 983–987
A journal article with 4 or more authors
O’Neill E, Rushworth L, Baccarini M, Kolch W, (2004) Role of the kinase MST2 in suppression of apoptosis by the proto-oncogene product Raf-1. Science 306: 2267–2270

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tapiero CS, (2010) Risk Finance and Asset Pricing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Zimmern PE, Norton PA, Haab F, Chapple CCR, (2006) Vaginal Surgery for Incontinence and Prolapse. Springer, London, XV, 303 p p
A chapter in an edited book
Garland R, (2013) Bronchoscopy Unit Design for Advanced Procedures. In: Ernst A, Herth FJF (eds) Principles and Practice of Interventional Pulmonology. Springer, New York, NY, pp 37–47

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) Test-driving the brain could reveal early signs of Alzheimer’s. 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, (2003) School Lunch Program: Efforts Needed to Improve Nutrition and Encourage Healthy Eating. 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
Vallaster JR, (2019) Recognizing and Supporting the Forgotten Poverty Frontier: Exploring Suburban School Poverty in Elementary Schools. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
Kenigsberg B, (2017) Film Series. New York Times C22

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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