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
Knapp S, (2000) What’s in a name? Nature 408: 33
A journal article with 2 authors
Rajagopalan H, Lengauer C, (2004) Aneuploidy and cancer. Nature 432: 338–341
A journal article with 3 authors
Dunn B, Kamath H, Tarascon J-M, (2011) Electrical energy storage for the grid: a battery of choices. Science 334: 928–935
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Daniel C, Full J, González L, Lupulescu C, Manz J, Merli A, Vajda S, Wöste L, (2003) Deciphering the reaction dynamics underlying optimal control laser fields. Science 299: 536–539

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
DiBerardinis LJ, Baum JS, First MW, Gatwood GT, Seth AK, (2013) Guidelines for Laboratory Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Roynette B, (2009) Penalising Brownian Paths. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XIII, 275 p p
A chapter in an edited book
John L, Ramesh A, (2016) Modeling the Barriers of Humanitarian Supply Chain Management in India. In: Sahay BS, Gupta S, Menon VC (eds) Managing Humanitarian Logistics. Springer India, New Delhi, pp 61–82

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, (2017) Gluten-Sensitive People Could Avoid Symptoms With This Enzyme Tablet. 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, (1981) National Research Centers Supported by NSF. 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
Hooper KJ, (2017) Los Angeles School Police Department Arrest Diversion: A Process Evaluation. 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
Koblin J, (2017) After Search Of 5 Months, CBS Names New Anchor. New York Times B4

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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