How to format your references using the Soins Gérontologie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Soins Gérontologie. 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]
Kargel JS. Enceladus: cosmic gymnast, volatile miniworld. Science 2006;311:1389–91.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ćuk M, Stewart ST. Making the Moon from a fast-spinning Earth: a giant impact followed by resonant despinning. Science 2012;338:1047–52.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Levy ED, Landry CR, Michnick SW. Cell signaling. Signaling through cooperation. Science 2010;328:983–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kim SJ, Kim YS, Yuan JP, Petralia RS, Worley PF, Linden DJ. Activation of the TRPC1 cation channel by metabotropic glutamate receptor mGluR1. Nature 2003;426:285–91.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Zheng Y, Xu X, Xu Z, Wang J, Cai H. Metallic Biomaterials. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Cudre-Mauroux P, Ceravolo P, Gašević D, editors. Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis: Second IFIP WG 2.6, 2.12 International Symposium, SIMPDA 2012, Campione d’Italia, Italy, June 18-20, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 162. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Min-hang L. The Study on Function of Folk Sports. In: Wu Y, editor. Advanced Technology in Teaching - Proceedings of the 2009 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Computational Science (WTCS 2009): Volume 2: Education, Psychology and Computer Science, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 33–7.

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 Gérontologie.

Blog post
[1]
Taub B. You Can Now Charge Your Smartphone With Your Pee. IFLScience 2016.

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. Railroad Safety: DOT Faces Challenges in Improving Grade Crossing Safety, Track Inspection Standards, and Passenger Car Safety. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Soheili A. A transannular Cope approach toward the core structure of isocyclocitrinol. Doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2008.

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]
Vecsey G. Excuses, Excuses and Style Points for Alibis. New York Times 2011:B12.

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 Gérontologie
AbbreviationSoins Gerontol.
ISSN (print)1268-6034
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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