How to format your references using the Revue francophone internationale de recherche infirmière citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue francophone internationale de recherche infirmière. 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
Chambers J. Planetary science: Archaeology of the asteroid belt. Nature 2009;460:963–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dubrulle J, Pourquié O. fgf8 mRNA decay establishes a gradient that couples axial elongation to patterning in the vertebrate embryo. Nature 2004;427:419–22.
A journal article with 3 authors
Beaber JW, Hochhut B, Waldor MK. SOS response promotes horizontal dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes. Nature 2004;427:72–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Martin KH, Slack JK, Boerner SA, Martin CC, Parsons JT. Integrin connections map: to infinity and beyond. Science 2002;296:1652–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dacey JS, Fiore LB, Brion-Meisels S. Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-Being. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Vazquez R. Control of Turbulent and Magnetohydrodynamic Channel Flows: Boundary Stabilization and State Estimation. Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Stroo HF, Major DW, Steffan RJ, Koenigsberg SS, Ward CH. Bioaugmentation with Dehalococcoides: a Decision Guide. In: Stroo HF, Leeson A, Ward CH, editors. Bioaugmentation for Groundwater Remediation, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 117–40.

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 internationale de recherche infirmière.

Blog post
Andrew E. Seven New Genes Linked To Anxiety Disorders. IFLScience 2015.


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. Supplemental Security Income Computerized System Development Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Delaney DC. Undergraduate social work students’ perceptions regarding hospice and end-of-life care. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
Vecsey G. Defections Fuel A Complicated Rivalry. New York Times 2011:B11.

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 internationale de recherche infirmière
ISSN (print)2352-8028
ScopeGeneral Nursing

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