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]
Morange M. François Jacob (1920-2013). Nature. 2013;497:440.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ricardo S, Lehmann R. An ABC transporter controls export of a Drosophila germ cell attractant. Science. 2009;323:943–946.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Suttle KB, Thomsen MA, Power ME. Species interactions reverse grassland responses to changing climate. Science. 2007;315:640–642.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Khorasaninejad M, Raeis-Zadeh SM, Jafarlou S, et al. Highly enhanced Raman scattering of graphene using plasmonic nano-structure. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2936.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Taylor B. Effective Environmental, Health, and Safety Management Using the Team Approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Schmidt W, editor. S-BPM ONE - Learning by Doing - Doing by Learning: Third International Conference, S-BPM ONE 2011, Ingolstadt, Germany, September 29-30, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Dominguez-Sal D, Urbón-Bayes P, Giménez-Vañó A, et al. Survey of Graph Database Performance on the HPC Scalable Graph Analysis Benchmark. In: Shen HT, Pei J, Özsu MT, et al., editors. Web-Age Information Management: WAIM 2010 International Workshops: IWGD 2010, XMLDM 2010, WCMT 2010, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China, July 15-17, 2010 Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 37–48.

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]
Davis J. New Species Of Pitviper Discovered After A Century Of Misidentification [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-species-of-pitviper-discovered-after-a-century-of-misidentification/.

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. Treasury ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990. Report No.: IMTEC-91-8FS. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Lizarraga D. Effects of large inedible particles on the feeding performance of echinodem larvae [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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]
Landler M, Appelbaum B. Trump Tells Foreign Leaders That Nafta Can Stay for Now. New York Times. 2017 Apr 26;A14.

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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