How to format your references using the Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice. 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
1. Wykes T. Cognitive remediation therapy needs funding. Nature. 2010;468:165–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Carlini A, French R. Visual tracking combined with hand-tracking improves time perception of moving stimuli. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5363.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Aguirre A, Rubio ME, Gallo V. Notch and EGFR pathway interaction regulates neural stem cell number and self-renewal. Nature. 2010;467:323–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Chang B, Chen Y, Zhao Y, Bruick RK. JMJD6 is a histone arginine demethylase. Science. 2007;318:444–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Dayton G. Trade Mindfully. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. Weisburd D. Statistics in Criminal Justice. Britt C, editor. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Wassell SR. Art and Mathematics Before the Quattrocento: A Context for Understanding Renaissance Architecture. In: Ostwald MJ, editor. Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future: Volume I: Antiquity to the 1500s. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 67–80.

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 Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice.

Blog post
1. O`Callaghan J. France Joins The Hyperloop Race By Investing In American Company [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/france-joins-hyperloop-race-investing-american-company/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Older Americans: Inability to Repay Student Loans May Affect Financial Security of a Small Percentage of Retirees. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Sep. Report No.: GAO-14-866T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Garcia R. The California State University education doctorate: Public policy for the public good [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Kenigsberg B. Toys, Manolos and Tennis Champs. New York Times. 2017 Sep 8;AR72.

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 titleHereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
AbbreviationHered. Cancer Clin. Pract.
ISSN (online)1897-4287
ScopeGenetics(clinical)
Oncology

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