How to format your references using the Frontiers in Pediatric Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Pediatric Oncology. 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
Gershon, D. (2002). Cell biology gets plugged in. Nature 417, 6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Destexhe, A., and Contreras, D. (2006). Neuronal computations with stochastic network states. Science 314, 85–90.
A journal article with 3 authors
Brown, E. T., Molnar, P., and Bourlès, D. L. (2005). Comment on “Slip-rate measurements on the Karakorum Fault may imply secular variations in fault motion.” Science 309, 1326; author reply 1326.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhang, X., Zou, Y., Boccaletti, S., and Liu, Z. (2014). Explosive synchronization as a process of explosive percolation in dynamical phase space. Sci. Rep. 4, 5200.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Talbot, D. B. (2012). Frequency Acquisition Techniques for Phase Locked Loops. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Renaud, F. G., Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Estrella, M., and Nehren, U. eds. (2016). Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation in Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Filgueiras, E., Rebelo, F., and Moreira da Silva, F. (2011). “Human-Computer Interaction in Office Work: Evaluation of Interaction Patterns Using Office Equipment and Software during Data Entry and Navigation,” in Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers: International Conference, EHAWC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011. Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science., ed. M. M. Robertson (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), 40–48.

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 Frontiers in Pediatric Oncology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015). A New Generation Of Weird-Looking Space Suits Will Take Us To Mars. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/new-generation-weird-looking-space-suits-will-take-us-mars/ [Accessed October 30, 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
Government Accountability Office (2014). Consumers’ Location Data: Companies Take Steps to Protect Privacy, but Practices Are Inconsistent, and Risks May Not be Clear to Consumers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Alaiyegbami, A. O. (2014). Porescale Investigation of Gas Shales Reservoir Description by Comparing the Barnett, Mancos, and Marcellus Formation.

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
Chumsky, S. (2013). Two Legacies, Now Home to Roost. New York Times, E1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Gershon, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Gershon, 2002; Destexhe and Contreras, 2006).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Destexhe and Contreras, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Pediatric Oncology
AbbreviationFront. Oncol.
ISSN (online)2234-943X
ScopeCancer Research
Oncology

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