How to format your references using the Cancer / Radiothérapie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cancer / Radiothérapie. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Akeson R. Planetary science. Watery disks. Science 2011;334:316–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Richerson PJ, Boyd R. Migration: an engine for social change. Nature 2008;456:877.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Mason AC, Oshinsky ML, Hoy RR. Hyperacute directional hearing in a microscale auditory system. Nature 2001;410:686–90.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
White SR, Sottos NR, Geubelle PH, Moore JS, Kessler MR, Sriram SR, et al. Autonomic healing of polymer composites. Nature 2001;409:794–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Chase CW Jr. Demand-Driven Forecasting. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Taylor M, Coia L, editors. Gender, Feminism, and Queer Theory in the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Shi L, Ólafsson S. Hybrid Nested Partitions Algorithm. In: Ólafsson S, editor. Nested Partitions Method, Theory and Applications, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009, p. 85–103.

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 / Radiothérapie.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. New Genus Of Crab Discovered In A Chinese Pet Shop. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-genus-of-crab-discovered-in-a-chinese-pet-shop/ (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. Student Loan Defaults: Department of Education Limitations in Sanctioning Problem Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Lew MM. Hydroxyl, Hydroperoxyl, and Organic Peroxy Radical Chemistry in Forested Areas: Measurements, Modeling and Implications for Atmospheric Chemistry. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 2017.

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]
Simonson J. Nothing Is Free. 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 titleCancer / Radiothérapie
AbbreviationCancer Radiother.
ISSN (print)1278-3218
ScopeOncology
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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