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
Steeg PS (2012) Perspective: The right trials. Nature 485:S58-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Herlihy CR, Eckert CG (2002) Genetic cost of reproductive assurance in a self-fertilizing plant. Nature 416:320–323
A journal article with 3 authors
Yang Y, Dong Y, Chawla NV (2014) Predicting node degree centrality with the node prominence profile. Sci Rep 4:7236
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Riller U, Poelchau MH, Rae ASP, et al (2018) Author Correction: Rock fluidization during peak-ring formation of large impact structures. Nature

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sabol S (2016) Case Studies in Mechanical Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Hernández-Sánchez H, Gutiérrez-López GF (2015) Food Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Ito K (2007) Water Problem in PEMFC. In: Basu S (ed) Recent Trends in Fuel Cell Science and Technology. Springer, New York, NY, pp 129–136

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 (2015) Watch This Beetle Create Its Own Scuba Diving Equipment. 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 (1996) Health and Safety: Environmental Oversight of Classified Federal Research. 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
Yendes DL (2010) Remnants of Life. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Gustines GG (2011) It Came From the Suburbs: New Life for a Swamp Creature. New York Times C5

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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