How to format your references using the Frontiers in Tumor Immunity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Tumor Immunity. 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
Lawler, A. (2000). ASIAN-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS: Harbinger of a Litigious Future? Science 290, 1076.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roberts, L., and Jasny, B. (2008). HIV/AIDS: money matters. Science 321, 511.
A journal article with 3 authors
Saika-Voivod, I., Poole, P. H., and Sciortino, F. (2001). Fragile-to-strong transition and polyamorphism in the energy landscape of liquid silica. Nature 412, 514–517.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Li, K., Jiang, T., Yu, B., Wang, L., Gao, C., Ma, C., et al. (2013). Escherichia coli transcription termination factor NusA: heat-induced oligomerization and chaperone activity. Sci. Rep. 3, 2347.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davidson, P. W., Prasher, V. P., and Janicki, M. P. (2008). Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities, and the Aging Process. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Chockler, H., Kroening, D., Mariani, L., and Sharygina, N. eds. (2015). Validation of Evolving Software. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Winokur, T. (2005). “Molecular Markers in Breast Cancer,” in Updates in Diagnostic Pathology Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology., eds. D. C. Chhieng and G. P. Siegal (Boston, MA: Springer US), 35–41.

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 Tumor Immunity.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2016). We Are Almost Certainly Not Alone In The Universe. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/we-are-probably-not-alone-universe/ [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 (2004). General Aviation Security: Increased Federal Oversight Is Needed, but Continued Partnership with the Private Sector Is Critical to Long-Term Success. 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
Ryan, B. A. (2012). Computer-Based Versus Paper-Pencil Modes of Administration United States Government End of Course Exams: Student Cumulative Grade Point Averages as Predictors of Success.

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
Pilon, M. (2011). New Nets Announcer Shows Flair and Hair. New York Times, B16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lawler, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Lawler, 2000; Roberts and Jasny, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Roberts and Jasny, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Tumor Immunity
AbbreviationFront. Immunol.
ISSN (online)1664-3224
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