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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Gopnik A: Scientific thinking in young children: theoretical advances, empirical research, and policy implications. Science 2012;337:1623–1627.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Whalan S, Webster NS: Sponge larval settlement cues: the role of microbial biofilms in a warming ocean. Sci Rep 2014;4:4072.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Suttle KB, Thomsen MA, Power ME: Species interactions reverse grassland responses to changing climate. Science 2007;315:640–642.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Venegas C, Kumar S, Franklin BS, Dierkes T, Brinkschulte R, Tejera D, et al.: Microglia-derived ASC specks cross-seed amyloid-β in Alzheimer’s disease. Nature 2017;552:355–361.

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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Wood P: Western Art and the Wider World. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2013.
An edited book
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Baan WA, Hagiwara Y, Langevelde HJ van (eds): Dense Molecular Gas Around Protostars and in Galactic Nuclei: European Workshop on Astronomical Molecules 2004. Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Knepper MM, Fox KL, Frieder O: A Prototype Search Toolkit; in Argamon S, Howard N (eds): Computational Methods for Counterterrorism. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2009, pp 51–64.

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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Luntz S: Sidelined Antibiotic Could Be Koalas’ Salvation From Chlamydia. IFLScience 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/sidelined-antibiotic-could-be-koalas-salvation-from-chlamydia/

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: Higher Education: Information on Minority-Targeted Scholarships. 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
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Albrinck BM: An Exploratory Study of Urban Transportation and Air Quality Issues Using CO as an Indicator 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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Sokolove M: Following the Money. New York Times 2017;AR22.

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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