How to format your references using the Chemotherapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chemotherapy. 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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O’Connell DRH. Geophysics. Assessing ground shaking. Science. 2008 Oct;322(5902):686–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ratcliffe JM, Nydam ML. Multimodal warning signals for a multiple predator world. Nature. 2008 Sep;455(7209):96–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Johnson PTJ, de Roode JC, Fenton A. Why infectious disease research needs community ecology. Science. 2015 Sep;349(6252):1259504.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Kim HS, Tan Y, Ma W, Merkurjev D, Destici E, Ma Q, et al. Pluripotency factors functionally premark cell-type-restricted enhancers in ES cells. Nature. 2018 Apr;556(7702):510–4.

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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Volpe MA. Rethinking Christian Identity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
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Holzinger A, Pasi G, editors. Human-Computer Interaction and Knowledge Discovery in Complex, Unstructured, Big Data: Third International Workshop, HCI-KDD 2013, Held at SouthCHI 2013, Maribor, Slovenia, July 1-3, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Keskitalo ECH. “New Governance” in the Arctic and Its Role for Supporting Climate Change Adaptation. In: Koivurova T, Keskitalo ECH, Bankes N, editors. Climate Governance in the Arctic. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009; pp 97–116.

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 Chemotherapy.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Young Blood Speeds Healing Of Old Broken Bones [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 May [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/young-blood-helps-old-broken-bones-heal/

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. Health and Human Services’ Estimate of Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Use of Information Technology. 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
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Mosher L. The relationship between Christian literature and executive leader performance. 2008

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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Gorman J. Jaws: The Story of the Stag Beetle. New York Times. 2016 Oct;D2.

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 titleChemotherapy
AbbreviationChemotherapy
ISSN (print)0009-3157
ISSN (online)1421-9794
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Oncology
Pharmacology (medical)
Drug Discovery
Pharmacology

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