How to format your references using the Soins Aides-soignantes citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Soins Aides-soignantes. 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
Wickware P. Exploring the territory in tissue engineering. Nature 2000;403:464–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Purvis A, Hector A. Getting the measure of biodiversity. Nature 2000;405:212–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
Torres MA, West AJ, Li G. Sulphide oxidation and carbonate dissolution as a source of CO2 over geological timescales. Nature 2014;507:346–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Austin CP, Brady LS, Insel TR, Collins FS. NIH Molecular Libraries Initiative. Science 2004;306:1138–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chen W, Xiao H, Wang Q, Zhao L, Zhu M. Integrated Vehicle Dynamics and Control. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Brinksmeier E, Riemer O, Gläbe RM, editors. Fabrication of Complex Optical Components: From Mold Design to Product. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Hedtke L. Constructing Matrilineal Connections in a Remembering Conversation. In: Dickerson V, editor. Poststructural and Narrative Thinking in Family Therapy, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 45–60.

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 Soins Aides-soignantes.

Blog post
Andrew E. How the 2011 Japanese Tsunami Changed the Face of Science. IFLScience 2015. (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. 2010 Census: Data Collection Is Under Way, but Reliability of Key Information Technology Systems Remains a Risk. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Nasiriamini S. The need for adaptive network application architectures. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
Gustines GG. Look! Up in the Sky! Hoping for Broadway! New York Times 2010:AR3.

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 titleSoins Aides-soignantes
ISSN (print)1770-9857
ScopeGeneral Nursing

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