How to format your references using the Oncogene citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oncogene. 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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Whitelegge J. Structural biology. Up close with membrane lipid-protein complexes. Science 2011; 334: 320–321.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bergmann O, Frisén J. Neuroscience. Why adults need new brain cells. Science 2013; 340: 695–696.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sinsabaugh RL, Hill BH, Follstad Shah JJ. Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry of microbial organic nutrient acquisition in soil and sediment. Nature 2009; 462: 795–798.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Adamowicz BM, Chong DHY, Gutiérrez C, Matz J, Fer E, Polat EO et al. Broad interests reap benefits for science. Science 2018; 361: 24–26.

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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Behme S. Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Proteins. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany, 2015.
An edited book
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Strichman O, Szeider S (eds.). Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing – SAT 2010: 13th International Conference, SAT 2010, Edinburgh, UK, July 11-14, 2010. Proceedings. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Rotte A, Bhandaru M. Melanoma—Treatment. In: Bhandaru M (ed). Immunotherapy of Melanoma. Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016, pp 79–109.

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 Oncogene.

Blog post
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Davis J. Scientists Call For A Ban On Microbeads. IFLScience. 2015.https://www.iflscience.com/environment/scientists-call-ban-microbeads/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Information on Planned Changes to State Performance Reporting and Related Challenges. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2016.

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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Spowart SA. Long-Term Mindfulness Meditation: Anxiety, Depression, Stress and Pain, Is There A Connection For Public Health? 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
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Lee L. Not at First Sight, or Even the First Dozen. New York Times. 2013; : ST12.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleOncogene
ISSN (online)1476-5594
Scope

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