How to format your references using the Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. 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]
Emanuel K. Retrospective. Edward N. Lorenz (1917-2008). Science. 2008;320:1025.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Keene WC, Pszenny AAP. Comment on “Reactions at interfaces as a source of sulfate formation in sea-salt particles” (I). Science. 2004;303:628; author reply 628.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Dawkins MS, Donnelly CA, Jones TA. Chicken welfare is influenced more by housing conditions than by stocking density. Nature. 2004;427:342–344.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Sakaba T, Stein A, Jahn R, et al. Distinct kinetic changes in neurotransmitter release after SNARE protein cleavage. Science. 2005;309:491–494.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Smith J, Roberts R. Vital Signs for Nurses. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Peer S, Bodner G, editors. High-Resolution Sonography of the Peripheral Nervous System. 2nd Revised Edition. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Menon PG, Adhyapak SM, Parachuri VR. Analysis of Cardiac MRI Based Regional Timing of Left Ventricular Mechanical Contraction as a Biomarker for Electrical Dyssynchrony in Heart-Failure Patients. In: Zhang YJ, Tavares JMRS, editors. Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images Fundamentals, Methods, and Applications: 4th International Conference, CompIMAGE 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 3-5, 2014. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 48–56.

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 Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew D. Uncovered: The Mysterious Killer Triffids That Dominate Life In Our Oceans [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/uncovered-the-mysterious-killer-triffids-that-dominate-life-in-our-oceans/.

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. Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Modernization Effort. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991. Report No.: RCED-91-132FS. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Conti MJ. The online teaching skills and best practices of virtual classroom teachers: A mixed method Delphi study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2012.

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]
Kanter J, Kitsantonis N. European Union Sets $9.5 Billion Agreement On Huge Greek Debt. New York Times. 2017 Jun 15;B3.

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 titleExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy
AbbreviationExpert Rev. Anticancer Ther.
ISSN (print)1473-7140
ISSN (online)1744-8328
ScopeOncology
Pharmacology (medical)

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