How to format your references using the Bulletin du Cancer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bulletin du Cancer. 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
[1]
Gleick PH. Soft water paths. Nature 2002;418:373.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Matsumoto Y, Maller JL. A centrosomal localization signal in cyclin E required for Cdk2-independent S phase entry. Science 2004;306:885–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Shim JH, Haule K, Kotliar G. Modeling the localized-to-itinerant electronic transition in the heavy fermion system CeIrIn5. Science 2007;318:1615–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Ho H-N, Iwai D, Yoshikawa Y, Watanabe J, Nishida S. Combining colour and temperature: A blue object is more likely to be judged as warm than a red object. Sci Rep 2014;4:5527.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Murray A. The Complete Software Project Manager. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Straccia U, Calì A, editors. Scalable Uncertainty Management: 8th International Conference, SUM 2014, Oxford, UK, September 15-17, 2014. Proceedings. vol. 8720. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Hoffstein J, Pipher J, Silverman JH. Digital Signatures. In: Pipher J, Silverman JH, editors. An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 193–205.

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 Bulletin du Cancer.

Blog post
[1]
Taub B. The Number Of People Killed In Organized Violence Decreased in 2015. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/the-number-of-people-killed-in-organized-violence-decreased-in-2015/ (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. FAA’s Implementation of the Expanded East Coast Plan. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Olson LL. Of Hell and High Water: Longitudinal Case Studies of the Internal and External Recovery Efforts of Non-Governmental Organizations after Hurricane Katrina. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2012.

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]
Hiked TFP, Contributed to This Article:, Beedy J, Cooley AP, Dickinson B, Dickinson J, et al. BLISTERS AND BLISS ON A FROSTY BEACH. New York Times 1985:11LI28.

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 titleBulletin du Cancer
AbbreviationBull. Cancer
ISSN (print)0007-4551
ScopeCancer Research
General Medicine
Hematology
Oncology
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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