How to format your references using the Soins Cadres citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Soins Cadres. 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]
Sarewitz D. Sometimes science must give way to religion. Nature 2012;488:431.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Frank J, Agrawal RK. A ratchet-like inter-subunit reorganization of the ribosome during translocation. Nature 2000;406:318–22.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Petersen J, Volz J, Rauschenbeutel A. Nanophotonics. Chiral nanophotonic waveguide interface based on spin-orbit interaction of light. Science 2014;346:67–71.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Willingham S, Outeiro TF, DeVit MJ, Lindquist SL, Muchowski PJ. Yeast genes that enhance the toxicity of a mutant huntingtin fragment or alpha-synuclein. Science 2003;302:1769–72.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Pommier S, Gravouil A, Combescure A, Moës N. Extended Finite Element Method for Crack Propagation. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Murthy CR. Modelling and Monitoring of Coastal Marine Processes. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Henning MA, Yeo A. Total Domination in Trees. In: Yeo A, editor. Total Domination in Graphs, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 31–8.

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 Cadres.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. Scientist At Work: Revealing The Secret Lives Of Urban Rats. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scientist-at-work-revealing-the-secret-lives-of-urban-rats/ (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. Education Grants Management: Actions Initiated to Correct Material Weaknesses. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Johnson L. A cross-cultural examination of the needs and behaviors of female caregivers of cancer patients at the end of life: A theoretical elaboration. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
[1]
Brantley B. A Feast for Actors, With One in the Kitchen. New York Times 2017:C6.

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 Cadres
ISSN (print)0183-2980
ScopeHealth Policy
General Nursing

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