How to format your references using the Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology. 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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McKee CF (2011) Astronomy. Let there be dust. Science 333:1227–1228
A journal article with 2 authors
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Pahnke K, Zahn R (2005) Southern Hemisphere water mass conversion linked with North Atlantic climate variability. Science 307:1741–1746
A journal article with 3 authors
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Brohawn SG, del Mármol J, MacKinnon R (2012) Crystal structure of the human K2P TRAAK, a lipid- and mechano-sensitive K+ ion channel. Science 335:436–441
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Guan Y-Q, Zheng Z, Huang Z, et al (2014) Powerful inner/outer controlled multi-target magnetic nanoparticle drug carrier prepared by liquid photo-immobilization. Sci Rep 4:4990

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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Barrett-Lennard GT (2014) The Relationship Inventory. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Edge CS (2010) Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: From Solo Install to Enterprise Integration. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
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Woollett N (2016) Adolescents Living with HIV: Emerging Issues in Public Health in South Africa. In: Liamputtong P (ed) Children and Young People Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 65–88

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 Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology.

Blog post
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Hamilton K (2017) Gigantic Extinct Worm With Impressively Large Jaws Discovered In Canada. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/gigantic-extinct-worm-with-impressively-large-jaws-discovered-in-canada/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (2006) Gas Pipeline Safety: Views on Proposed Legislation to Reauthorize Pipeline Safety Provisions. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Skinner R (2009) Artistiya: Popular music and personhood in postcolonial Bamako, Mali. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University

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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Romero S (2013) Rebels Delay Peace Talks In Colombia. New York Times A7

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 titleCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
AbbreviationCancer Chemother. Pharmacol.
ISSN (print)0344-5704
ISSN (online)1432-0843
ScopeCancer Research
Oncology
Pharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology
Toxicology

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