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]
Duncan R. Earth science: Deadly combination. Nature 2015;527:172–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Gompel N, Carroll SB. Genetic mechanisms and constraints governing the evolution of correlated traits in drosophilid flies. Nature 2003;424:931–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Ruefli-Brasse AA, French DM, Dixit VM. Regulation of NF-kappaB-dependent lymphocyte activation and development by paracaspase. Science 2003;302:1581–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Ligoxygakis P, Pelte N, Hoffmann JA, Reichhart J-M. Activation of Drosophila Toll during fungal infection by a blood serine protease. Science 2002;297:114–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cayuela Valencia R. The Future of the Chemical Industry by 2050. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Jónasson K, editor. Applied Parallel and Scientific Computing: 10th International Conference, PARA 2010, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. vol. 7133. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Dawson AG, Waller DA. Cervical Mediastino-Thoracoscopy. In: Zieliński M, Rami-Porta R, editors. The Transcervical Approach in Thoracic Surgery, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014, p. 45–51.

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]
Davis J. Doctors Warn Of Drinking Too Much Water When Ill. IFLScience 2016.

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. Head Start and Even Start: Greater Collaboration Needed on Measures of Adult Education and Literacy. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Krauss WF. The role of a middle management team during a directed restructuring: A case study of a government agency using Stones’ strong structuration. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2010.

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]
Marx L. Designing a Lasting Partnership. New York Times 2015:ST13.

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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