How to format your references using the International Cancer Conference Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Cancer Conference Journal. 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
Boyle P (2013) Social science. A U.K. view on the U.S. attack on social sciences. Science 341:719
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhang K-Q, Liu XY (2004) In situ observation of colloidal monolayer nucleation driven by an alternating electric field. Nature 429:739–743
A journal article with 3 authors
Portmann O, Vaterlaus A, Pescia D (2003) An inverse transition of magnetic domain patterns in ultrathin films. Nature 422:701–704
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chen L, Qiu X, Wang R, Xie X (2014) The efficacy and safety of docetaxel plus thalidomide vs. docetaxel alone in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer: a systematic review. Sci Rep 4:4818

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kill R (2012) The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
De Doncker R (2011) Advanced Electrical Drives: Analysis, Modeling, Control. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Bihari BL, Wong M, Wang A, et al (2012) A Case for Including Transactions in OpenMP II: Hardware Transactional Memory. In: Chapman BM, Massaioli F, Müller MS, Rorro M (eds) OpenMP in a Heterogeneous World: 8th International Workshop on OpenMP, IWOMP 2012, Rome, Italy, June 11-13, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 44–58

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 International Cancer Conference Journal.

Blog post
Hale T (2017) Deadly Syndrome That Gives Bats A White Mustache Is Spreading Across The US. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1994) Asian Aeronautics: Technology Acquisition Drives Industry Development. 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
Wei C-S (2017) Towards Brain Decoding for Real-World Drowsiness Detection. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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
Barron J (2016) Keyboard Diplomacy. New York Times BR23

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 titleInternational Cancer Conference Journal
AbbreviationInt. Canc. Conf. J.
ISSN (online)2192-3183

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