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]
Wynne CDL. Animal behaviour: fair refusal by capuchin monkeys. Nature 2004;428:140; discussion 140.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Dixson DL, Hay ME. Corals chemically cue mutualistic fishes to remove competing seaweeds. Science 2012;338:804–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Meierbachtol T, Harper J, Humphrey N. Basal drainage system response to increasing surface melt on the Greenland ice sheet. Science 2013;341:777–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Saini P, Eyler DE, Green R, Dever TE. Hypusine-containing protein eIF5A promotes translation elongation. Nature 2009;459:118–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Grose M. Construction Law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Solomon BD, Bailis R, editors. Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Thevenot J, Chen J, Finnilä M, Nieminen M, Lehenkari P, Saarakkala S, et al. Local Binary Patterns to Evaluate Trabecular Bone Structure from Micro-CT Data: Application to Studies of Human Osteoarthritis. In: Agapito L, Bronstein MM, Rother C, editors. Computer Vision - ECCV 2014 Workshops: Zurich, Switzerland, September 6-7 and 12, 2014, Proceedings, Part II, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 63–79.

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]
O`Callaghan J. Black-Hole-Scope Could Reveal the Mystery of how Cosmic Jets Form. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/black-hole-scope-could-reveal-mystery-how-cosmic-jets-form/ (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. HUD Information Systems: Improved Management Practices Needed to Control Integration Cost and Schedule. 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]
Gates DA. Best Practices and Strategies for Financial Literacy in Faith-Based Organizations. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, 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]
Brantley B. Amid the Clutter Lies Some Clarity. New York Times 2017:C2.

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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