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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Joppa LN. Journal club. An ecologist calls for a citizen-science “Wiki.” Nature. 2009 Jun 4;459(7247):619.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Thompson DWJ, Solomon S. Interpretation of recent Southern Hemisphere climate change. Science. 2002 May 3;296(5569):895–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Vajda V, Raine JI, Hollis CJ. Indication of global deforestation at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary by New Zealand fern spike. Science. 2001 Nov 23;294(5547):1700–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Borgia A, Borgia MB, Bugge K, Kissling VM, Heidarsson PO, Fernandes CB, et al. Extreme disorder in an ultrahigh-affinity protein complex. Nature. 2018 Mar 1;555(7694):61–6.

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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Greiman VA. Megaproject Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Krantz SG, editor. Geometric Function Theory: Explorations in Complex Analysis. Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2006. XIII, 314 p. (Cornerstones).
A chapter in an edited book
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Fichter K, Beucker S. Managing Innovation Communities: Best Practice Reports. In: Fichter K, Beucker S, editors. Innovation Communities: Teamworking of Key Persons - A Success Factor in Radical Innovation. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 227–67.

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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Luntz S. How India Slammed Into Eurasia So Quickly [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/indias-land-speed-record-explained/

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. Proposed Alliance Between American Airlines and British Airways Raises Competition Concerns and Public Interest Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001 Dec. Report No.: GAO-02-293R.

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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Prasad H. Removing a Thorn with a Thorn: Evaluating India’s Use of Militias in Counterinsurgency [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2017.

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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(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Inquiry Into British Council. New York Times. 2004 Jun 9;A11.

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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