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. Kieffer J. Materials science. Not too hot to handle. Science. 2003;299:1998–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Kennis JTM, Crosson S. Microbiology. A bacterial pathogen sees the light. Science. 2007;317:1041–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Preis T, Moat HS, Stanley HE. Quantifying trading behavior in financial markets using Google Trends. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1684.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Camacho A, Lee JKW, Hensen BJ, Braun J. Short-lived orogenic cycles and the eclogitization of cold crust by spasmodic hot fluids. Nature. 2005;435:1191–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Meinert CL. Clinical Trials Dictionary. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Rotkin SV, Subramoney S, editors. Applied Physics of Carbon Nanotubes: Fundamentals of Theory, Optics and Transport Devices. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Pennec X. Bi-invariant Means on Lie Groups with Cartan-Schouten Connections. In: Nielsen F, Barbaresco F, editors. Geometric Science of Information: First International Conference, GSI 2013, Paris, France, August 28-30, 2013 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 59–67.

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 Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia.

Blog post
1. Fang J. 4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Skeleton Shows Signs of Breast Cancer. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. The Requirements Determination Process Can Be Improved at NASA’s Langley Research Center. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982 Mar. Report No.: PLRD-82-56.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Peto J. A defense of Donald Davidson’s dissolution to the problem of global skepticism [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
1. Lyman R. In Siege on Democracy, Polish Leaders Now Target Judicial System. New York Times. 2017 Jul 19;A10.

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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