How to format your references using the Revue Francophone de Cicatrisation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue Francophone de Cicatrisation. 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
Broecker WS. Does the trigger for abrupt climate change reside in the ocean or in the atmosphere? Science 2003;300:1519–22.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cifelli RL, Davis BM. Paleontology. Marsupial origins. Science 2003;302:1899–900.
A journal article with 3 authors
Benham-Pyle BW, Pruitt BL, Nelson WJ. Cell adhesion. Mechanical strain induces E-cadherin-dependent Yap1 and β-catenin activation to drive cell cycle entry. Science 2015;348:1024–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Nanbo A, Watanabe S, Halfmann P, Kawaoka Y. The spatio-temporal distribution dynamics of Ebola virus proteins and RNA in infected cells. Sci Rep 2013;3:1206.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saksena FB. Color Atlas of Local and Systemic Signs of Cardiovascular Disease. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
Robyns B. Vector Control of Induction Machines: Desensitisation and Optimisation Through Fuzzy Logic. London: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Sever D. Instructional Tactics. In: Akdeniz C, editor. Instructional Process and Concepts in Theory and Practice: Improving the Teaching Process, Singapore: Springer; 2016, p. 233–62.

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 Revue Francophone de Cicatrisation.

Blog post
Andrew E. Hundreds Of Meteors Will Light Up The Night Sky Tonight. IFLScience 2014. (accessed October 30, 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. International Air Travelers: CBP Collaborates with Stakeholders to Facilitate the Arrivals Process, but Could Strengthen Reporting of Airport Wait Times. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2017.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chalmers TD. The social context of advertising: Authenticity, social identity, and reflected appraisals. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 2009.

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. A Focus on Cheese. New York Times 2011:NJ10.

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 titleRevue Francophone de Cicatrisation
ISSN (print)2468-9114

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