How to format your references using the Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia. 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
1. Rarity JG. Physics. Getting entangled in free space. Science. 2003;301:604–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Willenbring JK, von Blanckenburg F. Long-term stability of global erosion rates and weathering during late-Cenozoic cooling. Nature. 2010;465:211–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Carbotte SM, Small C, Donnelly K. The influence of ridge migration on the magmatic segmentation of mid-ocean ridges. Nature. 2004;429:743–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Bieber S, Halldorson JB, Finn E, Ahmad S, Chamberlain JS, Odom GL. Extracorporeal delivery of rAAV with metabolic exchange and oxygenation. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1538.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. De Martini D. Success Probability Estimation with Applications to Clinical Trials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Cuyper CD, Pérez-Cotapos S ML, editors. Dermatologic Complications with Body Art. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Zucker KJ. The DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Gender Dysphoria. In: Trombetta C, Liguori G, Bertolotto M, editors. Management of Gender Dysphoria: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Milano: Springer; 2015. p. 33–7.

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 Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Birds Feast on Bugs Living in Sloth Fur [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/birds-feast-bugs-living-sloth-fur/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. School Bullying: Extent of Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups Needs to Be More Fully Assessed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012 May. Report No.: GAO-12-349.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bailey KM. A Phenomenological Study of How Biblical Spiritual Disciplines Influence Women’s Character and Leadership Practices in Christian Faith-based Institutions in Higher Education in North America [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine 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
1. Grynbaum MM. They’re Like a Sitcom. Really. New York Times. 2017 May 1;C1.

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 titleJournal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
AbbreviationJ. Mammary Gland Biol. Neoplasia
ISSN (print)1083-3021
ISSN (online)1573-7039
ScopeCancer Research
Oncology

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