How to format your references using the Ocular Oncology and Pathology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ocular Oncology and Pathology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Duncan M: Astronomy. Re-viewing an old comet reservoir. Science 2009;325:1211–1212.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kern B, Martin C: Optical pulsations from the anomalous X-ray pulsar 4U0142+61. Nature 2002;417:527–529.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bibby TS, Nield J, Barber J: Iron deficiency induces the formation of an antenna ring around trimeric photosystem I in cyanobacteria. Nature 2001;412:743–745.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Matsuda K, Miura E, Miyazaki T, Kakegawa W, Emi K, Narumi S, et al.: Cbln1 is a ligand for an orphan glutamate receptor delta2, a bidirectional synapse organizer. Science 2010;328:363–368.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Hahn GJ, Doganaksoy N: A Career in Statistics. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
An edited book
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Alpay D, Kirstein B (eds): Interpolation, Schur Functions and Moment Problems II. Basel, Springer, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Hu J, Yang-Li X: A Fast Parallel Association Rules Mining Algorithm Based on FP-Forest; in Sun F, Zhang J, Tan Y, Cao J, Yu W (eds): Advances in Neural Networks - ISNN 2008: 5th International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2008, Beijing, China, September 24-28, 2008, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2008, pp 40–49.

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 Ocular Oncology and Pathology.

Blog post
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Carpineti A: We Might Know Why The Sun’s Surface Spins More Slowly Than Its Interior. IFLScience 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/we-might-know-why-the-sun-s-surface-spins-more-slowly-than-its-interior/

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
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Government Accountability Office: Air Traffic Control: FAA Needs to Justify Further Investment in Its Oceanic Display System. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Yuknis CM: A grounded theory of deaf middle school students’ revision of their own writing 2010;

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
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Kenigsberg B: Film Series. New York Times 2017;C24.

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

About the journal

Full journal titleOcular Oncology and Pathology
AbbreviationOcul. Oncol. Pathol.
ISSN (print)2296-4681
ISSN (online)2296-4657
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