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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Fuchs ERH: Economics. Global manufacturing and the future of technology. Science 2014;345:519–520.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rape M, Kirschner MW: Autonomous regulation of the anaphase-promoting complex couples mitosis to S-phase entry. Nature 2004;432:588–595.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wiedemann N, Meisinger C, Pfanner N: Cell biology. Connecting organelles. Science 2009;325:403–404.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Liu J, Liu H, Zhang T, Ren X, Nadolny C, Dong X, et al.: Serum Helicobacter pylori NapA antibody as a potential biomarker for gastric cancer. Sci Rep 2014;4:4143.

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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Turner JR, Durham TA: Integrated Cardiac Safety: Assessment Methodologies for Noncardiac Drugs in Discovery, Development, and Postmarketing Surveillance. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.
An edited book
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Liśkiewicz M, Reischuk R (eds): Fundamentals of Computation Theory: 15th International Symposium, FCT 2005, Lübeck, Germany, August 17-20, 2005. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Proudler G, Chen L, Dalton C: Trusted Platform Architecture; in Chen L, Dalton C (eds): Trusted Computing Platforms: TPM2.0 in Context. Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp 109–129.

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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Taub B: Mutilated Child Skeletons Hint At Human Sacrifice In Pre-Columbian Peru. IFLScience 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mutilated-child-skeletons-hint-human-sacrifice-pre-columbian-peru/

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: Biotechnology: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biotechnology Research Efforts. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985.

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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Pundir B: Surface pressure fluctuations due to an impinging underexpanded supersonic jet 2011;

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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Protess B, Ivory D, Eder S: In Age of Trump, Hard Right Turn On Social Issues. New York Times 2017;A1.

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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