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]
Pan H. Metal dichalcogenides monolayers: novel catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen production. Sci Rep 2014;4:5348.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Freeman AS, Byers JE. Divergent induced responses to an invasive predator in marine mussel populations. Science 2006;313:831–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
O’Nions K, Pitman R, Marsh C. Science of nuclear warheads. Nature 2002;415:853–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Jaiswal DK, Mishra P, Subba P, Rathi D, Chakraborty S, Chakraborty N. Membrane-associated proteomics of chickpea identifies Sad1/UNC-84 protein (CaSUN1), a novel component of dehydration signaling. Sci Rep 2014;4:4177.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dincer I, Rosen MA, Ahmadi P. Optimization of Energy Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Li SZ, Lai J, Tan T, Feng G, Wang Y, editors. Advances in Biometric Person Authentication: 5th Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition, SINOBIOMETRICS 2004, Guangzhou, China, December 13-14, 2004. Proceedings. vol. 3338. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Bhullar GS. Sustainable Rice Production. In: Lichtfouse E, Goyal A, editors. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Cereals, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 107–21.

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]
Andrew E. Man Forms Star-Shaped Cataracts Following Electric Shock. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/man-forms-star-shaped-cataracts-following-electric-shock/ (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. Air Force Assessment of the Joint Strike Fighter’s Aerial Refueling Method. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
McCoy N. Functionality Evaluation of the Wave Suppressor and Sediment Collection (WSSC) System: Wave Reduction, Sediment Collection, Mathematical Model, and Preliminary Field Evaluation. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 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
[1]
Fitzsimmons EG. Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for Subway, Citing System’s Dysfunction. New York Times 2017:A23.

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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