How to format your references using the Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care. 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]
White T. Paleoanthropology. Early hominids--diversity or distortion? Science. 2003;299:1994–1997.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Neumann GA, Mazarico E. Planetary science. Seeing the missing half. Science. 2009;323:885–887.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Branco T, Clark BA, Häusser M. Dendritic discrimination of temporal input sequences in cortical neurons. Science. 2010;329:1671–1675.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Flick K, Scholander C, Chen Q, et al. Role of nonimmune IgG bound to PfEMP1 in placental malaria. Science. 2001;293:2098–2100.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Denison E, Ren GY. Luke Him Sau Architect. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Pellegrino C, Sena-Cruz J, editors. Design Procedures for the Use of Composites in Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures: State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 234-DUC. 1st ed. 2016. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lun DS, Ho T, Ratnakar N, et al. Network Coding in Wireless Networks. In: Fitzek FHP, Katz MD, editors. Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications: Real Egoistic Behavior is to Cooperate! Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006. p. 127–161.

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 Quality of Life in Cancer Care.

Blog post
[1]
Evans K. NASA Reveals Very Cool Concept For Ice Homes On Mars [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-reveals-very-cool-concept-for-ice-homes-on-mars/.

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. Job Training Partnership Act: Participants, Services, and Outcomes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988. Report No.: T-HRD-88-31. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Webster WP. The Influence of Philanthropy and Administrative Decision-making Models on a Liberal Arts College’s Strategic Planning Process: A Case Study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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]
Hubbard B. Did Kuwait Copy Trump’s Travel Ban? Not Quite. New York Times. 2017 Feb 8;A12.

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 Quality of Life in Cancer Care
AbbreviationExpert Rev. Qual. Life Cancer Care
ISSN (online)2380-9000
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