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]
Evans P. Biochemistry. Resolving some old problems in protein crystallography. Science 2012;336:986–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ray-Gallet D, Almouzni G. Molecular biology. Mixing or not mixing. Science 2010;328:56–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wang J, Mei Y, Hicks D. Science communication. Comment on “Quantifying long-term scientific impact.” Science 2014;345:149.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Nishimura Y, Onoe H, Morichika Y, Perfiliev S, Tsukada H, Isa T. Time-dependent central compensatory mechanisms of finger dexterity after spinal cord injury. Science 2007;318:1150–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Kaszeta D. CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Nasir A, editor. Clinical Dermatology Trials 101: A Primer for Dermatologists. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lotke PA, Simon RG. Flexion Contracture in Total Knee Arthroplasty. In: Scuderi GR, Tria AJ, editors. Knee Arthroplasty Handbook: Techniques in Total Knee and Revision Arthroplasty, New York, NY: Springer; 2006, p. 57–69.

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]
Andrew D. Why Artificial Turf May Truly Be Bad For Kids. IFLScience 2017.

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. Customs Automation: Weakness in Revenue Collection at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Dunn DN. Non-Athlete Students’ Attitudes toward Student-Athletes: A Social Identity Approach. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 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
[1]
Risen J, Rosenberg M. President Wants Ally to Review U.S. Spy Agencies. New York Times 2017: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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