How to format your references using the Cancer Gene Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cancer Gene Therapy. 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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Platt FM. Sphingolipid lysosomal storage disorders. Nature 2014; 510: 68–75.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Funk JL, Vitousek PM. Resource-use efficiency and plant invasion in low-resource systems. Nature 2007; 446: 1079–1081.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hibbett DS, Gilbert LB, Donoghue MJ. Evolutionary instability of ectomycorrhizal symbioses in basidiomycetes. Nature 2000; 407: 506–508.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Thomas PC, Malin MC, Edgett KS, Carr MH, Hartmann WK, Ingersoll AP et al. North-south geological differences between the residual polar caps on Mars. Nature 2000; 404: 161–164.

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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Illian J, Penttinen A, Stoyan H, Stoyan D. Statistical Analysis and Modelling of Spatial Point Patterns. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2008.
An edited book
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Peña R, Page R (eds.). Trends in Functional Programming: 12th International Symposium, TFP 2011, Madrid, Spain, May 16-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Musselin C. Change or Continuity in Higher Education Governance? In: Bleiklie I, Henkel M (eds). Governing Knowledge: A Study of Continuity and Change in Higher Education A Festschrift in Honour of Maurice Kogan. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2005, pp 65–79.

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 Gene Therapy.

Blog post
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Fang J. Old Drug Reverses Autism-Like Symptoms in Mice. IFLScience. 2014.https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/old-metabolism-drug-reverses-autism-symptoms-mice/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Transportation Security: Additional Actions Could Strengthen the Security of Intermodal Transportation Facilities. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2010.

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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Whitehead CF. Teacher perceptions of the effects of parentification on social interactions in the school setting. 2010.

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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Feeney K. The Best of Brazil. New York Times. 2006; : NJ6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Gene Therapy
AbbreviationCancer Gene Ther.
ISSN (print)0929-1903
ISSN (online)1476-5500
ScopeCancer Research
Molecular Biology
Molecular Medicine

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