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
[1]
Kaiser J. ECOLOGY: California Algae May Be Feared European Species. Science 2000;289:222b–3b.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Thompson JN, Cunningham BM. Geographic structure and dynamics of coevolutionary selection. Nature 2002;417:735–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Stager JC, Day JJ, Santini S. Comment on “Origin of the superflock of cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa.” Science 2004;304:963; author reply 963.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Schmidt J, Brilliantov N, Spahn F, Kempf S. Slow dust in Enceladus’ plume from condensation and wall collisions in tiger stripe fractures. Nature 2008;451:685–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Alvarez PJJ, Illman WA. Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Joseph L, Mahler M, Auyero J, editors. New Perspectives in Political Ethnography. New York, NY: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Prassas ES, Roess RP. Illustrations of Complex Economic Analyses. In: Roess RP, editor. Engineering Economics and Finance for Transportation Infrastructure, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 113–49.

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
[1]
Andrew E. Rombertik ‘Kamikaze Virus’ Is Inventive And Aggressive, But It’s Not The End Of The World. IFLScience 2015.

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Bratton EW. Clinical management and outcomes of patients in the Duke Cryptococcosis Clinical Cohort, 1996 - 2009. Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina, 2012.

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
[1]
(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: 10 Tons Of Cold Ones. New York Times 2004:A12.

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
Scope

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