How to format your references using the International Journal of Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Oncology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Ghahramani Z: Computational neuroscience. Building blocks of movement. Nature 407: 682–683, 2000.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Amack JD and Manning ML: Knowing the boundaries: extending the differential adhesion hypothesis in embryonic cell sorting. Science 338: 212–215, 2012.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bouret SG, Draper SJ and Simerly RB: Trophic action of leptin on hypothalamic neurons that regulate feeding. Science 304: 108–110, 2004.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
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Syassen N, Bauer DM, Lettner M, et al.: Strong dissipation inhibits losses and induces correlations in cold molecular gases. Science 320: 1329–1331, 2008.

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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Sinclair E: Volatility Trading. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
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Pitman J: Combinatorial Stochastic Processes: Ecole d’Eté de Probabilités de Saint-Flour XXXII – 2002. (Picard J (ed.)). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Delgado A and Calegari D: Changing the Focus of an Organization: From Information Systems to Process Aware Information Systems. In: Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling: 16th International Conference, BPMDS 2015, 20th International Conference, EMMSAD 2015, Held at CAiSE 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-9, 2015, Proceedings. Gaaloul K, Schmidt R, Nurcan S, Guerreiro S and Ma Q (eds.) Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp53–67, 2015.

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 Journal of Oncology.

Blog post
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Davis J: Zuckerberg And Chan Announce Plan To Tackle All Diseases Within A Century. IFLScience, 2016.

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: Evaluating the Acquisition and Operation of Information Systems. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1986.

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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Bratton KJ: Modeling and Control of Heterogeneous Tumors Under Chemotherapy., 2014.

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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Kelly M: Perot Tells It His Way - Take It Or Leave It. New York Times: 43, 1992.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 Journal of Oncology
AbbreviationInt. J. Oncol.
ISSN (print)1019-6439
ISSN (online)1791-2423
ScopeCancer Research
Oncology

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