How to format your references using the Soins Psychiatrie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Soins Psychiatrie. 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
Dernburg AF. Molecular biology. RNA plays meiotic matchmaker. Science 2012;336:681–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kim MS, Cho J. Physics. Teleporting a quantum state to distant matter. Science 2009;323:469–70.
A journal article with 3 authors
Showalter MR, Hedman MM, Burns JA. The impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 sends ripples through the rings of Jupiter. Science 2011;332:711–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
da Silveira Petruci JF, Fortes PR, Kokoric V, Wilk A, Raimundo IM, Cardoso AA, et al. Real-time monitoring of ozone in air using substrate-integrated hollow waveguide mid-infrared sensors. Sci Rep 2013;3:3174.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pettit J. The Final Frontier. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
Daradoumis T, Caballé S, Marquès JM, Xhafa F, editors. Intelligent Collaborative e-Learning Systems and Applications. vol. 246. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Cook RT. Vagueness and Meaning. In: Ronzitti G, editor. Vagueness: A Guide, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011, p. 83–106.

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 Psychiatrie.

Blog post
Hale T. Egyptian Mummy Of Member Of The Wealthy Elite Discovered In A Tomb Near River Nile. IFLScience 2017. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office. USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Escalante-Guerra M. Policy analysis proposal regarding the Adoptions and Safe Family Act of 1997. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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
Arvedlund EE, SOPHIA KISHKOVSKY; C.J. Chivers contributed reporting for this article. After a Spate of Bombings, Moscow’s Full of Foreboding. New York Times 2004:A6.

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 Psychiatrie
AbbreviationSoins Psychiatr.
ISSN (print)0241-6972
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Phychiatric Mental Health

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