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
[1]
Aldhous P. Global warming could be bad news for Arctic ozone layer. Nature 2000;404:531.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Diffenbaugh NS, Field CB. Changes in ecologically critical terrestrial climate conditions. Science 2013;341:486–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Pelkmans L, Püntener D, Helenius A. Local actin polymerization and dynamin recruitment in SV40-induced internalization of caveolae. Science 2002;296:535–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Daniels MA, Teixeiro E, Gill J, Hausmann B, Roubaty D, Holmberg K, et al. Thymic selection threshold defined by compartmentalization of Ras/MAPK signalling. Nature 2006;444:724–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Twomey B. Inside the Currency Market. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Bianchini M, Maggini M, Jain LC, editors. Handbook on Neural Information Processing. vol. 49. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Nichols JD, Karanth KU, O’Connell AF. Science, Conservation, and Camera Traps. In: O’Connell AF, Nichols JD, Karanth KU, editors. Camera Traps in Animal Ecology: Methods and Analyses, Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2011, p. 45–56.

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
[1]
Davis J. Researchers Attempt To Develop A Vaccine For Alzheimer’s Disease. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/researchers-attempt-to-develop-a-vaccine-for-alzheimers-disease/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. District of Columbia: Extent to Which Schools Receive Available Federal Education Grants. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Wosu UL. Geochemical Analysis of Late Pleistocene Sediments from Fossil Lake, Northern Lake County, Oregon. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2017.

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]
Walsh MW. Social Security Loses $50 Million a Year in Benefit Overpayment. New York Times 2010:A3.

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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