How to format your references using the Hormones and Cancer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hormones and 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.
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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Rosenzweig A (2012) Medicine. Cardiac regeneration. Science 338:1549–1550
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lau H, Maniscalco B (2010) Neuroscience. Should confidence be trusted? Science 329:1478–1479
A journal article with 3 authors
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Royle SJ, Bright NA, Lagnado L (2005) Clathrin is required for the function of the mitotic spindle. Nature 434:1152–1157
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Wang C, Xiao S, Li Y, et al (2014) Methane formation and consumption processes in Xiangxi Bay of the Three Gorges Reservoir. Sci Rep 4:4449

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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Heimann RB, Lehmann HD (2015) Bioceramic Coatings for Medical Implants. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Kant K, Pemmaraju SV, Sivalingam KM, Wu J (2010) Distributed Computing and Networking: 11th International Conference, ICDCN 2010, Kolkata, India, January 3-6, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Doan K, Sinanovic M (2012) IFRS in der Kreuzfahrtindustrie Problematik der Ertragserfassung, Abschreibung, Rückstellung und Zweckgesellschaften. In: Papathanassis A, Breitner MH, Schoen C, Guhr N (eds) Cruise Management: Information and Decision Support Systems. Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden, pp 75–103

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 Hormones and Cancer.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) A New Type Of Surfboard Could Soon Be Making Waves. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-type-surfboard-could-be-soon-making-waves-waiting-author/. 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 (1987) Acid Rain: Delays and Management Changes in the Federal Research Program. 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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Sumi SJ (2015) Eco-Hydrology Driven Evaluation of Statistically Downscaled Precipitation CMIP5 Climate Model Simulations over Louisiana. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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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Greenhouse L (2006) Arizona’s Strict Approach to Insanity Defenses Gets a Hearing Before the Supreme Court. New York Times A25

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 titleHormones and Cancer
AbbreviationHorm. Cancer
ISSN (print)1868-8497
ISSN (online)1868-8500
ScopeCancer Research
Endocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Oncology
Endocrine and Autonomic Systems

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