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]
Kouwenhoven L. Nanotechnology. Bouncing a C60 ball. Nature. 2000;407:35–36.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Belkaid Y, Segre JA. Dialogue between skin microbiota and immunity. Science. 2014;346:954–959.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Weiss KM, Miguel-Sanchez J, Elzerman JM. Magnetically tunable singlet-triplet spin qubit in a four-electron InGaAs coupled quantum dot. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3121.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Ayoub N, Jeyasekharan AD, Bernal JA, et al. HP1-beta mobilization promotes chromatin changes that initiate the DNA damage response. Nature. 2008;453:682–686.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
D’Amico G, Di Biase G, Janssen J, et al. Semi-Markov Migration Models for Credit Risk. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Tolk A, Jain LC, editors. Intelligence-Based Systems Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Bunin GR, Bosco JLF. Diet and Childhood Cancer: Preliminary Evidence. In: Bendich A, Deckelbaum RJ, editors. Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2010. p. 127–143.

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]
Luntz S. Herbal Supplements Don’t Contain What They Claim [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/herbal-supplements-dont-contain-what-they-claim/.

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. Response to the Department of Education’s Request to Reconsider the High-Risk Designation of Federal Student Aid Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003. Report No.: GAO-03-885R. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Irving AV. Occupational Stress and Law Enforcement Officer Significant Relationships [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral 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
[1]
Gustines GG. Sharing the Wealth as a Comic Book Goes Hollywood. New York Times. 2013 Jul 28;BU5.

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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