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]
Cannon B. Microbiology: Resistance fighters. Nature 2014;509:S6-8.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Evans JA, Reimer J. Open access and global participation in science. Science 2009;323:1025.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Spinner M, Westhoff G, Gorb SN. Subdigital setae of chameleon feet: friction-enhancing microstructures for a wide range of substrate roughness. Sci Rep 2014;4:5481.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Herry C, Ciocchi S, Senn V, Demmou L, Müller C, Lüthi A. Switching on and off fear by distinct neuronal circuits. Nature 2008;454:600–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Myatt GJ, Johnson WP. Making Sense of Data III. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Courneya KS, Friedenreich CM, editors. Physical Activity and Cancer. vol. 186. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Pan I, Das S. Fractional Order Controller Tuning Using Swarm and Evolutionary Algorithms. In: Das S, editor. Intelligent Fractional Order Systems and Control: An Introduction, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 87–131.

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]
Hale T. Find Out The Origins Of Your Family Name, Along With 45,600 Others. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/find-out-the-origins-of-your-family-name-along-with-45600-others/ (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. Early Childhood Programs: Parent Education and Income Best Predict Participation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Sonn AC. Institutions’ needs and donors’ dreams: A case study of successful student affairs fundraising collaboration at three private research universities. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
[1]
Markoff J. As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal Potential. New York Times 2016:B3.

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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