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
[1]
Konecky B. Palaeoclimate: Monsoon matters. Nature 2015;517:445–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Anglin JR, Ketterle W. Bose-Einstein condensation of atomic gases. Nature 2002;416:211–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Weir AAS, Chappell J, Kacelnik A. Shaping of hooks in New Caledonian crows. Science 2002;297:981.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhong Z, Liang S, Sanchez-Lopez E, He F, Shalapour S, Lin X-J, et al. New mitochondrial DNA synthesis enables NLRP3 inflammasome activation. Nature 2018;560:198–203.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Maini AK, Agrawal V. Satellite Technology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
[1]
Allison BZ, Dunne S, Leeb R, Del R. Millán J, Nijholt A, editors. Towards Practical Brain-Computer Interfaces: Bridging the Gap from Research to Real-World Applications. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Naredo E, Dunn E, Trujillo L. Disparity Map Estimation by Combining Cost Volume Measures Using Genetic Programming. In: Schütze O, Coello Coello CA, Tantar A-A, Tantar E, Bouvry P, Del Moral P, et al., editors. EVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics, and Evolutionary Computation II, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 71–86.

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
[1]
Hamilton K. Coffee Won’t Give You Cancer, Unless It’s Very Very Hot, Then It Might. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/coffee-wont-give-you-cancer-unless-its-very-very-hot-then-it-might/ (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. Discretionary Grants: Further Tightening of Education’s Procedures for Making Awards Could Improve Transparency and Accountability. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
McDuffie CA. Melodies of intervention: Music therapy for transitional-age youth: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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]
Kelly M. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats; CLINTON IS LEERY OF PREMATURE JOY. New York Times 1992:A1.

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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