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
Pernet B. The cryptic filtering house of an invertebrate larva. Science 2004;306:1757.
A journal article with 2 authors
Etiope G, Ciccioli P. Earth’s degassing: a missing ethane and propane source. Science 2009;323:478.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zenkin N, Yuzenkova Y, Severinov K. Transcript-assisted transcriptional proofreading. Science 2006;313:518–20.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Schall D, Otto M, Neumaier D, Kurz H. Integrated Ring Oscillators based on high-performance Graphene Inverters. Sci Rep 2013;3:2592.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cohen M. Mind Games. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
Xie M, Xiong Y, Xiong C, Liu H, Hu Z, editors. Intelligent Robotics and Applications: Second International Conference, ICIRA 2009, Singapore, December 16-18, 2009. Proceedings. vol. 5928. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Baco E, Berge V, Rud E. How Do We Select Patients Eligible for Focal Therapy? Imaging and Targeted Biopsies: A Basic Prerequisite for Focal Therapy. In: Thüroff S, Chaussy CG, editors. Focal Therapy of Prostate Cancer: An Emerging Strategy for Minimally Invasive, Staged Treatment, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 39–49.

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 internationale de recherche infirmière.

Blog post
Andrew E. China and US Make Historic Climate Change Agreement. IFLScience 2014.


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. DOD’s Acquisition of the Composite Health Care System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Vestergaard EV. The shadow in Latvian mythological legends: A Jungian perspective. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2015.

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
St. John Kelly E. Media Talk; Dialing Sister Souljah at WLIB. New York Times 1998:D8.

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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