How to format your references using the Familial Cancer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Familial Cancer. 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
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Baker J (2006) The falcon has landed. Introduction to special issue. Science 312:1327
A journal article with 2 authors
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Chien P, Weissman JS (2001) Conformational diversity in a yeast prion dictates its seeding specificity. Nature 410:223–227
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hibbett DS, Gilbert LB, Donoghue MJ (2000) Evolutionary instability of ectomycorrhizal symbioses in basidiomycetes. Nature 407:506–508
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Chu P, Chen DP, Wang YL, et al (2014) Kinetics of 90° domain wall motions and high frequency mesoscopic dielectric response in strained ferroelectrics: a phase-field simulation. Sci Rep 4:5007

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Anderson RK (2012) Visual Data Mining. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Sakawa M (2013) Linear and Multiobjective Programming with Fuzzy Stochastic Extensions. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
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Ramsay JO, Hooker G, Graves S (2009) Smoothing: Computing Curves from Noisy Data. In: Hooker G, Graves S (eds) Functional Data Analysis with R and MATLAB. Springer, New York, NY, pp 59–82

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 Familial Cancer.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2015) Watch An Exoplanet Orbit An Alien Star. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
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Government Accountability Office (1989) The SEMATECH Consortium’s Start-up Activities. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Bao J (2010) Design enhancements in repetitive and interative learning control. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University

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
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Walsh MW (2015) Rebooting Pensions. New York Times F14

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 titleFamilial Cancer
AbbreviationFam. Cancer
ISSN (print)1389-9600
ISSN (online)1573-7292
ScopeCancer Research
Genetics
Genetics(clinical)
Oncology

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