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]
Boswell R. Engineering. Is gas hydrate energy within reach? Science 2009;325:957–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Doumy G, DiMauro LF. Chemistry. Interrogating molecules. Science 2008;322:1194–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Liu Y, Grey F, Zheng Q. The high-speed sliding friction of graphene and novel routes to persistent superlubricity. Sci Rep 2014;4:4875.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Luo L, Tang X, Wang W, Wang Y, Sun S, Qi F, et al. Methyl radicals in oxidative coupling of methane directly confirmed by synchrotron VUV photoionization mass spectroscopy. Sci Rep 2013;3:1625.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechni, Laackmann K, Balthaus H, Braach O, Friebel W-D, Hettler A, et al. Taschenbuch für den Tunnelbau 2015. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Max MD. Exploration and Production of Oceanic Natural Gas Hydrate: Critical Factors for Commercialization. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Schwarz T, Grossmann M, Nicklas D, Mitschang B. Exploiting Type and Space in a Main Memory Query Engine. In: Davis CA, Monteiro AMV, editors. Advances in Geoinformatics: VIII Brazilian Symposium on GeoInformatics, GEOINFO 2006, Campos do Jordão (SP), Brazil, November 19–22, 2006, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 47–67.

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 Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. World’s First Fluorescent Frog Discovered In The Amazon. IFLScience 2017.

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. Commercial Space Launch Act: Preliminary Information on Issues to Consider for Reauthorization. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Teague HL. A Mixed Methods Study of Online Course Facilitators’ Perceptions of Mobile Technology, Design, and TPaCK Affordances. Doctoral dissertation. 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]
Wagner J. Versatile Met Tries to Pull a Murphy. New York Times 2016:B13.

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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