How to format your references using the Hepatic Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hepatic 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
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Smaglik P. Planning ahead. Nature. 432(7020), 1063 (2004).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lukas D, Clutton-Brock TH. The evolution of social monogamy in mammals. Science. 341(6145), 526–530 (2013).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Song T-RA, Helmberger DV, Grand SP. Low-velocity zone atop the 410-km seismic discontinuity in the northwestern United States. Nature. 427(6974), 530–533 (2004).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Spencer RMC, Zelaznik HN, Diedrichsen J, Ivry RB. Disrupted timing of discontinuous but not continuous movements by cerebellar lesions. Science. 300(5624), 1437–1439 (2003).

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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Martinelli RJ, Waddell JM, Rahschulte TJ. Program Management for Improved Business Results. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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Bauwens L, Pohlmeier W, Veredas D, editors. High Frequency Financial Econometrics: Recent Developments. Physica-Verlag HD, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Osaragi T, Aoki Y. A Method for Estimating Land Use Transition Probability Using Raster Data. In: Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Leeuwen JPV, Timmermans HJP (Eds.), Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 69–84 (2006).

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 Hepatic Oncology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. GM Crops: An Uneasy Truce Hangs Over Europe [Internet]. IFLScience (2015). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/gm-crops-uneasy-truce-hangs-over-europe/.

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. Geographic Information System: Forest Service Has Resolved GAO Concerns About Its Proposed Nationwide System. 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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Koh SA. A comparison of treatment integrity assessment methods for behavioral intervention. (2010).

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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Charkes JS. Scrambling to Enroll More Preschoolers. New York Times, NJ3 (2009).

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 titleHepatic Oncology
AbbreviationHepat. Oncol.
ISSN (print)2045-0923
ISSN (online)2045-0931
ScopeHepatology
Oncology

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