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]
Eisenstein M. Vaccines: Know your enemy. Nature 2011;471:S8-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Humphries MJ, Mould AP. Structure. An anthropomorphic integrin. Science 2001;294:316–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Dreger DS, Ford SR, Walter WR. Source analysis of the Crandall Canyon, Utah, mine collapse. Science 2008;321:217.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Mondal S, Johnston JM, Wang H, Khelashvili G, Filizola M, Weinstein H. Membrane driven spatial organization of GPCRs. Sci Rep 2013;3:2909.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Numai T. Laser Diodes and their Applications to Communications and Information Processing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Dediu A-H, Martín-Vide C, Truthe B, editors. Algorithms for Computational Biology: First International Conference, AlCoB 2014, Tarragona, Spain, July 1-3, 2014, Proceedigns. vol. 8542. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Guex J, Galster F, Hammer Ø. Transgressive-Regressive Cycles and Benthic Foraminifera. In: Galster F, Hammer Ø, editors. Discrete Biochronological Time Scales, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 51–5.

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]
Andrew E. High Blood Pressure May Protect Over-80s From Dementia. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/high-blood-pressure-may-protect-over80s-from-dementia/ (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. Applications Technology Satellite F and G Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Tripamer AJ. Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Evaluations in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2013.

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]
Protess B. G.O.P.’s Paths to Unraveling Wall Street Rules From Obama Era. New York Times 2017:A19.

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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