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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Strober W. Immunology. Unraveling gut inflammation. Science. 2006 Aug 25;313(5790):1052–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Tirlapur UK, König K. Targeted transfection by femtosecond laser. Nature. 2002 Jul 18;418(6895):290–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Karan S, Jiang Z, Livingston AG. MEMBRANE FILTRATION. Sub-10 nm polyamide nanofilms with ultrafast solvent transport for molecular separation. Science. 2015 Jun 19;348(6241):1347–51.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Rinaldi S, Maioli M, Pigliaru G, Castagna A, Santaniello S, Basoli V, et al. Stem cell senescence. Effects of REAC technology on telomerase-independent and telomerase-dependent pathways. Sci Rep. 2014 Sep 16;4:6373.

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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Rittereiser CM, Kochard LE. Top Hedge Fund Investors. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
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Broitman J, Davis JM, editors. Treating NVLD in Children: Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. XX, 366 p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Chattopadhyay S, Mitra M, Sengupta S. Harmonics. In: Mitra M, Sengupta S, editors. Electric Power Quality. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 17–34. (Power Systems).

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 E. Large African Cat Spotted On Vancouver Island [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/african-cat-spotted-vancouver-island/

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. Chemical Assessments: Challenges Remain with EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011 Dec. Report No.: GAO-12-42.

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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Krug KA. Critical literacy in the face of a mandated curriculum: Can children read beyond the text? [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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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Edge JT. The Hidden Radicalism of Southern Food. New York Times. 2017 May 6;SR1.

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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