How to format your references using the Journal of Chemotherapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemotherapy. 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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Sawyers C. Targeted cancer therapy. Nature. 2004 Nov 18;432(7015):294–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rubin AF, Green P. Comment on “The consensus coding sequences of human breast and colorectal cancers.” Science. 2007 Sep 14;317(5844):1500.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cronin TW, Caldwell RL, Marshall J. Sensory adaptation. Tunable colour vision in a mantis shrimp. Nature. 2001 May 31;411(6837):547–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Cloos PAC, Christensen J, Agger K, Maiolica A, Rappsilber J, Antal T, et al. The putative oncogene GASC1 demethylates tri- and dimethylated lysine 9 on histone H3. Nature. 2006 Jul 20;442(7100):307–11.

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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Li P, Marrongelle K. Having Success with NSF. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
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Ebert A, Dix A, Gershon ND, Pohl M, editors. Human Aspects of Visualization: Second IFIP WG 13.7 Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization, HCIV (INTERACT) 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, August 24, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. VII, 173 p. 70 illus., 51 illus. in color. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6431).
A chapter in an edited book
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Fitz D, Jakschitz T, Rode BM. Salt-Induced Peptide Formation in Chemical Evolution: Building Blocks Before RNA – Potential of Peptide Splicing Reactions. In: Egel R, Lankenau D-H, Mulkidjanian AY, editors. Origins of Life: The Primal Self-Organization. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 109–27.

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 Journal of Chemotherapy.

Blog post
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Andrew D. What On Earth Are They Doing To Our Chocolate Bars? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/what-on-earth-are-they-doing-to-our-chocolate-bars/

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. Secure Flight: Additional Actions Needed to Determine Program Effectiveness and Strengthen Privacy Oversight Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Sep. Report No.: GAO-14-796T.

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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Dillon KS. Social support to families of children with special needs: A grant [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2009.

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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Hartocollis A, Moynihan C. Official Says Druggist Stole 200,000 Pills of Oxycodone. New York Times. 2014 Jul 9;A18.

In-text citations

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

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 titleJournal of Chemotherapy
AbbreviationJ. Chemother.
ISSN (print)1120-009X
ISSN (online)1973-9478
ScopeInfectious Diseases
Oncology
Pharmacology (medical)
Pharmacology

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