How to format your references using the Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics. 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]
A’Hearn MF. The comet no one saw. Nature 2000;405:285, 287.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Nadeau RM, McEvilly TV. Periodic pulsing of characteristic microearthquakes on the San Andreas fault. Science 2004;303:220–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
King MC, Lusk CP, Blobel G. Karyopherin-mediated import of integral inner nuclear membrane proteins. Nature 2006;442:1003–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Bast H, Funke S, Sanders P, Schultes D. Fast routing in road networks with transit nodes. Science 2007;316:566.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Center for Chemical Process Safety. Guidelines for Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Cazals F, Kornprobst P, editors. Modeling in Computational Biology and Biomedicine: A Multidisciplinary Endeavor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Xu T, Zhou J, Wang Y. A Variation of Local Directional Pattern and Its Application for Facial Expression Recognition. In: Kim T-H, Adeli H, Ramos C, Kang B-H, editors. Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition: International Conference, SIP 2011, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, December 8-10, 2011. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 36–47.

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 Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. How Fish And Clean Water Can Protect Coral Reefs From Warming Oceans. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/how-fish-and-clean-water-can-protect-coral-reefs-from-warming-oceans/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Rail Safety and Security: Some Actions Already Taken to Enhance Rail Security, but Risk-based Plan Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Berkland M. Strain analysis of a detachment shear zone. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2015.

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]
Billard M. Scouting Report. New York Times 2010:E5.

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 titleMolecular Therapy - Oncolytics
ISSN (print)2372-7705
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