How to format your references using the Current Breast Cancer Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Breast Cancer Reports. 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. Dixon KW. Pollination and restoration. Science. 2009;325:571–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Li L, Clevers H. Coexistence of quiescent and active adult stem cells in mammals. Science. 2010;327:542–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. van Zuilen MA, Lepland A, Arrhenius G. Reassessing the evidence for the earliest traces of life. Nature. 2002;418:627–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Viswanath V, Story GM, Peier AM, Petrus MJ, Lee VM, Hwang SW, et al. Opposite thermosensor in fruitfly and mouse. Nature. 2003;423:822–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Vorbrüggen H. Silicon-Mediated Transformations of Functional Groups. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
1. Uzochukwu GA, Schimmel K, Kabadi V, Chang S-Y, Pinder T, Ibrahim SA, editors. Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chue S, Tan KCD. Multimodality in Problem Solving. In: Tan KCD, Kim M, editors. Issues and Challenges in Science Education Research: Moving Forward. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012. p. 55–71.

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 Current Breast Cancer Reports.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Evidence Of Cannibalism In Ancient Humans [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/our-ancestors-drank-human-skulls/

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. Requirements for Recurring Reports to the Congress. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980 Nov. Report No.: PAD-80-49.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Romano TA. Time-frequency classification of gamma oscillatory activity in the frontoparietal system during working memory [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic University; 2014.

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. Shpigel B. Rangers Even Series With Emphatic Win as Lindberg Scores Twice. New York Times. 2017 May 5;B9.

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 titleCurrent Breast Cancer Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Breast Cancer Rep.
ISSN (print)1943-4588
ISSN (online)1943-4596
ScopeOncology

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