How to format your references using the Chinese Journal of Cancer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chinese Journal of Cancer. 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
1. Nordhaus W. Economics. Critical assumptions in the Stern Review on climate change. Science. 2007;317:201–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hammock EAD, Young LJ. Microsatellite instability generates diversity in brain and sociobehavioral traits. Science. 2005;308:1630–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Packer C, Pusey AE, Eberly LE. Egalitarianism in female African lions. Science. 2001;293:690–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Krainer FW, Gmeiner C, Neutsch L, Windwarder M, Pletzenauer R, Herwig C, et al. Knockout of an endogenous mannosyltransferase increases the homogeneity of glycoproteins produced in Pichia pastoris. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3279.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Allan D, Bragg N. 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging Design and Evolution. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Borba MC. Humans-with-Media and the Reorganization of Mathematical Thinking: Information and Communication Technologies, Modeling, Visualization and Experimentation. Villarreal ME, editor. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Mamalis N, Fuller SR. Noninfectious Inflammation in Cataract Surgery. In: Pleyer U, Alió JL, Barisani-Asenbauer T, Le Hoang P, Rao NA, editors. Immune Modulation and Anti-Inflammatory Therapy in Ocular Disorders: IOIS Guidelines. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. p. 63–73.

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 Chinese Journal of Cancer.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. New Evidence Suggests Tyrannosaurus Rex Was A Cannibal. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 Sep. Report No.: AIMD-95-203.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Cuomo AP. SB 48 and social media: Constituing an audience for and against California’s LGBT education legislation [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Cooper M, Pogrebin R. Concern Over Gala As Trumps Bow Out. New York Times. 2017 Aug 27;C1.

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 titleChinese Journal of Cancer
AbbreviationChin. J. Cancer
ISSN (online)1944-446X
ScopeOncology

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