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. Morgan B. Fatty liver disease: the liver labyrinth. Nature. 2014;516:S8-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Peters DH, Bloom G. Developing world: Bring order to unregulated health markets. Nature. 2012;487:163–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lin DY-W, Huang S, Chen J. Crystal structures of a polypeptide processing and secretion transporter. Nature. 2015;523:425–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Saeij JPJ, Boyle JP, Coller S, Taylor S, Sibley LD, Brooke-Powell ET, et al. Polymorphic secreted kinases are key virulence factors in toxoplasmosis. Science. 2006;314:1780–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Laycock J, Meeran K. Integrated Endocrinology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
1. Besley K. Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8. Bhangal S, Powers D, Dolecki E, editors. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Lipani A, Piroi F, Andersson L, Hanbury A. An Information Retrieval Ontology for Information Retrieval Nanopublications. In: Kanoulas E, Lupu M, Clough P, Sanderson M, Hall M, Hanbury A, et al., editors. Information Access Evaluation Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction: 5th International Conference of the CLEF Initiative, CLEF 2014, Sheffield, UK, September 15-18, 2014 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 44–9.

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. Carpineti A. It Might Be Difficult To Get Your Five-A-Day In Space [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/it-might-be-difficult-to-get-your-fiveaday-in-space/

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. Natural Gas Pipeline Safety: Risk-Based Standards Should Allow Operators to Better Tailor Reassessments to Pipeline Threats. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006 Sep. Report No.: GAO-06-945.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Gross J. High-performance dram system design constraints and considerations [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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
1. Brantley B. Theater; Song, Dance and the Devil. New York Times. 2016 Dec 7;AR6.

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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