How to format your references using the Breast Care citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Breast Care. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Benton MJ. Evolution. How birds became birds. Science. 2014 Aug;345(6196):508–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Louf R, Barthelemy M. How congestion shapes cities: from mobility patterns to scaling. Sci Rep. 2014 Jul;4:5561.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Copeland NG, Jenkins NA, O’Brien SJ. Genomics. Mmu 16--comparative genomic highlights. Science. 2002 May;296(5573):1617–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Kim HJ, Lee S-M, Oh Y-S, Yang Y-H, Lim YS, Yoon DH, et al. Unoxidized graphene/alumina nanocomposite: fracture- and wear-resistance effects of graphene on alumina matrix. Sci Rep. 2014 Jun;4:5176.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Guinebretière R. X-ray Diffraction by Polycrystalline Materials. London, UK: ISTE; 2010.
An edited book
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Balali-Mood M, Abdollahi M, editors. Basic and Clinical Toxicology of Organophosphorus Compounds. London: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Philip VD, Gourhant Y, Zeghlache D. OpenFlow as an Architecture for e-Node B Virtualization. In: Popescu-Zeletin R, Jonas K, Rai IA, Glitho R, Villafiorita A, editors. e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries: Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012; pp 49–63.

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 Breast Care.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. South African MeerKAT Telescope Returns First Image Of Nearly 1,300 New Galaxies [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016 Jul [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/south-african-meerkat-telescope-first-image-1300-new-galaxies/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Freight Railroads: Industry Health Has Improved, but Concerns about Competition and Capacity Should Be Addressed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Peterson K. Development of a facility-specific dietary training program for diet technicians. 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
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Kelly M. Saint Hillary. New York Times. 1993 May;622.

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 titleBreast Care
AbbreviationBreast Care (Basel)
ISSN (print)1661-3791
ISSN (online)1661-3805
ScopeOncology
Surgery

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