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 (J Mammary Gland Biol 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. Murphy JP. Tumbleweeds and indelicate questions. Nature. 2013;494:512.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Guimerà R, Nunes Amaral LA. Functional cartography of complex metabolic networks. Nature. 2005;433:895–900.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lekic V, French SW, Fischer KM. Lithospheric thinning beneath rifted regions of Southern California. Science. 2011;334:783–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Shin S, El-Diwany R, Schaffert S, Adams EJ, Garcia KC, Pereira P, et al. Antigen recognition determinants of gammadelta T cell receptors. Science. 2005;308:252–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Urick VJ Jr, Mckinney JD, Williams KJ. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROWAVE PHOTONICS. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1. Hutter M, Schmidt J-M, editors. Radio Frequency Identification: Security and Privacy Issues 9th International Workshop, RFIDsec 2013, Graz, Austria, July 9-11, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Abbott AG, Arús P, Scorza R. Peach. In: Kole C, editor. Fruits and Nuts. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 137–56.

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. Davis J. Plant Fungi Impact How Monarch Butterflies Fight Disease [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/fungi-root-plant-impact-how-monarch-butterflies-fight-disease/

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. FAA Alaska: Weak Controls Resulted in Improper and Wasteful Purchases. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 May. Report No.: GAO-02-606.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Martinez Abadia JM. French for Spanish speakers: A contrastive study of English monolingual, bilingual, and plurilingual adult learners of French [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2014.

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. Chavers L, Zissu A. THE ORIGINALS. New York Times. 2005 Oct 9;6136.

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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