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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Sukhdev P (2009) Costing the earth. Nature 462:277
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rettig J, Neher E (2002) Emerging roles of presynaptic proteins in Ca++-triggered exocytosis. Science 298:781–785
A journal article with 3 authors
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Li D, Zhang P, Yan J (2014) Ab initio molecular dynamics study of high-pressure melting of beryllium oxide. Sci Rep 4:4707
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Jarvis ED, Ribeiro S, da Silva ML, et al (2000) Behaviourally driven gene expression reveals song nuclei in hummingbird brain. Nature 406:628–632

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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Ledolter J (2013) Data Mining and Business Analytics with R. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Taourel P (2011) CT of the Acute Abdomen. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Tcholtchev N, Schieferdecker I (2014) Framework for Ensuring Runtime Stability of Control Loops in Multi-agent Networked Environments. In: Gavrilova ML, Tan CJK (eds) Transactions on Computational Science XXII. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 64–92

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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Hale T (2016) 2,000-Year-Old Lump Of Butter Dug Up From An Irish Bog. In: IFLScience. 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 (1999) Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities. 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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Thompson AJ (2003) Textiles as Indicators of Hopewellian Culture Burial Practices. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University

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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Barboza D (2017) Chinese Giant Rose on a Web Of Family Ties. New York Times A1

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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