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
Moore J. Stealth ship sets sail for a quiet life fishing for data. Nature 2003;423:7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Anderson RF, Carr M-E. Paleoclimate. Uncorking the Southern Ocean’s vintage CO2. Science 2010;328:1117–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lutz W, Cuaresma JC, Sanderson W. Economics. The demography of educational attainment and economic growth. Science 2008;319:1047–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kang K, Meng YS, Bréger J, Grey CP, Ceder G. Electrodes with high power and high capacity for rechargeable lithium batteries. Science 2006;311:977–80.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bailly P. Materials and Structures under Shock and Impact. Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Hayat S, Ahmad A, editors. Salicylic Acid: A Plant Hormone. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Schaeffter T, Dahnke H. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy. In: Semmler W, Schwaiger M, editors. Molecular Imaging I, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 75–90.

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
Fang J. Starving Microscopic Algae Will Digest Themselves. IFLScience 2016. (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. Army’s Contracting Out of Laundry and Educational Testing Services at Fort Carson, Colorado. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lanza KM. The antecedents of automotive brand loyalty and repurchase intentions. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 2008.

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
Itzkoff D, Bai M, Spitznagel E, Hodgman J, Henig S, Reeves H, et al. The One-Page Magazine. New York Times 2012:MM11.

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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