How to format your references using the Eurasian Journal of Medicine and Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Eurasian Journal of Medicine and Oncology (EJMO). 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
Yin Q-Z. Planetary science. Predicting the Sun’s oxygen isotope composition. Science 2004; 305:1729–1730.
A journal article with 2 authors
Labinger JA, Bercaw JE. Understanding and exploiting C-H bond activation. Nature 2002; 417:507–514.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aizen MA, Sabatino M, Tylianakis JM. Specialization and rarity predict nonrandom loss of interactions from mutualist networks. Science 2012; 335:1486–1489.
A journal article with 13 or more authors
Su Q, Pan H, Liu B, Chu D, Xie W, Wu Q, et al. Insect symbiont facilitates vector acquisition, retention, and transmission of plant virus. Sci Rep 2013; 3:1367.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Liu W, Pecht M. IC Component Sockets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Melin P, Castillo O (eds.). Soft Computing Applications in Optimization, Control, and Recognition. vol. 294. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Khan NY. Integrated management of pollution stress in the Gulf. In: Abuzinada AH, Barth H-J, Krupp F, Böer B, Abdessalaam TZA (eds.), Protecting the Gulf’s Marine Ecosystems from Pollution. Basel: Birkhäuser; 2008:57–92.

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 Eurasian Journal of Medicine and Oncology.

Blog post
Andrew D. Sloths Aren’t Lazy – Their Slowness Is A Survival Skill; 2016. Accessed 30 October 2018.


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
Government Accountability Office. Customs Automation: Internal Control Weaknesses in Customs’ Revenue Collection Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Angervil G. Administrative Discretion in Public Policy Implementation: The Case of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Doctoral dissertation. Florida Atlantic University, 2017.

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
Marx L. Taking Their Very Sweet Time. New York Times 2013:ST14.

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 titleEurasian Journal of Medicine and Oncology
ISSN (print)2587-2400
ISSN (online)2587-196X

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