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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Wilcove DS (2005) Ecology. Rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker. Science 308:1422–1423
A journal article with 2 authors
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Braine J, Herpin F (2004) Molecular hydrogen beyond the optical edge of an isolated spiral galaxy. Nature 432:369–371
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schaller T, Goujon C, Malim MH (2012) AIDS/HIV. HIV interplay with SAMHD1. Science 335:1313–1314
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Bidartondo MI, Redecker D, Hijri I, et al (2002) Epiparasitic plants specialized on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Nature 419:389–392

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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Raju KSN (2011) Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Mass Transfer. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Huang D-S, Jo K-H, Hussain A (2015) Intelligent Computing Theories and Methodologies: 11th International Conference, ICIC 2015, Fuzhou, China, August 20-23, 2015, Proceedings, Part II, 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Yeckel MF, Sleeper AA, Fitzpatrick JS, et al (2008) Intracellular Calcium Waves Transmit Synaptic Information to the Nucleus in Hippocampal Pyramidal Neurons. In: Dudek SM (ed) Transcriptional Regulation by Neuronal Activity: To the Nucleus and Back. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 73–89

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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Taub B (2016) Beer Hops May Protect Against Liver Disease. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/beer-hops-may-protect-against-liver-disease/. 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 (1991) NASA Personnel: Shortages of Scientists and Engineers Due to Retirements Unlikely in the 1990s. 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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Soto M (2009) Barriers among Hispanic adults on dialysis that affect medication compliance. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Koblin J (2016) James Corden Chosen to Host Grammys. New York Times C3

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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