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
Ahlberg PE, (2004) Comment on “The early evolution of the tetrapod humerus.” Science 305: 1715; author reply 1715
A journal article with 2 authors
Khosla C, Tang Y, (2005) Chemistry. A new route to designer antibiotics. Science 308: 367–368
A journal article with 3 authors
Shao B, Feng M, Zuo X, (2014) Carrier-dependent magnetic anisotropy of cobalt doped titanium dioxide. Sci Rep 4: 7496
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Howells EJ, Abrego D, Vaughan GO, Burt JA, (2014) Coral spawning in the Gulf of Oman and relationship to latitudinal variation in spawning season in the northwest Indian Ocean. Sci Rep 4: 7484

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mazze RS, Strock ES, Simonson GD, Bergenstal RM, (2006) Staged Diabetes Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Abawajy JH, Mukherjea S, Thampi SM, Ruiz-Martínez A, (2015) Security in Computing and Communications: Third International Symposium, SSCC 2015, Kochi, India, August 10-13, 2015. Proceedings. 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham, XXI, 548 p. 239 illus p
A chapter in an edited book
Ruiz JF, Comar C, Moy Y, (2012) Source Code as the Key Artifact in Requirement-Based Development: The Case of Ada 2012. In: Brorsson M, Pinho LM (eds) Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2012: 17th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11-15, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 49–59

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) We Talk To Neil deGrasse Tyson About Mars One, Being A Geek, And How To Get People Excited About Science. 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, (1995) Weather Forecasting: Radars Far Superior to Predecessors, but Location and Availability Questions Remain. 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
Lee E, (2017) Assessing the Well-Being Koreans and Korean Americans: Psychometric Validation Study for a Multidimensional Assessment of Well-Being. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Feeney K, (2009) A World of Ways To Get That Grilled Taste. New York Times NJ11

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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