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
Eggleston CM (2008) Geochemistry. Toward new uses for hematite. Science 320:184–185
A journal article with 2 authors
Fishman L, Saunders A (2008) Centromere-associated female meiotic drive entails male fitness costs in monkeyflowers. Science 322:1559–1562
A journal article with 3 authors
Alston JM, Beddow JM, Pardey PG (2009) Agriculture. Agricultural research, productivity, and food prices in the long run. Science 325:1209–1210
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Webb C-HT, Riccitelli NJ, Ruminski DJ, Lupták A (2009) Widespread occurrence of self-cleaving ribozymes. Science 326:953

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bragg SM (2013) Accounting Best Practices. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
An edited book
Wilczenski FL (2007) A Practical Guide to Service Learning: Strategies for Positive Development in Schools. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Jia Y, Özer MM, Weitering HH, Zhang Z (2011) Quantum Size Effects in the Growth and Properties of Ultrathin Metal Films, Alloys, and Related Low-Dimensional Structures. In: Michailov M (ed) Nanophenomena at Surfaces: Fundamentals of Exotic Condensed Matter Properties. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 67–112

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
O`Callaghan J (2016) The Philae Lander Is Officially Dead. 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 (1992) Federal Research: Small Business Innovation Research Shows Success but Can Be Strengthened. 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
Cox ET (2012) Prenatal cocaine: Effects on neonatal vocalizations, cue-induced maternal response, and brain development. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Nir SM (2015) The High Price of Pretty Nails. 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 titleInternational Cancer Conference Journal
AbbreviationInt. Canc. Conf. J.
ISSN (online)2192-3183

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