How to format your references using the Oncogenesis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oncogenesis. 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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Hansen B. A bright future for dark matter. Nature 2000; 403: 30–31.
A journal article with 2 authors
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de Graaf J, Manna L. Materials science. A roadmap for the assembly of polyhedral particles. Science 2012; 337: 417–418.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Djuranovic S, Nahvi A, Green R. miRNA-mediated gene silencing by translational repression followed by mRNA deadenylation and decay. Science 2012; 336: 237–240.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Ullah H, Chen JG, Young JC, Im KH, Sussman MR, Jones AM. Modulation of cell proliferation by heterotrimeric G protein in Arabidopsis. Science 2001; 292: 2066–2069.

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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Li F. Developing Chemical Information Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2006.
An edited book
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Simich L, Andermann L (eds.). Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health among Resettled Refugees and Forced Migrants. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Desai S, Harrison B. Direct-Writing of Biomedia for Drug Delivery and Tissue Regeneration. In: Narayan R, Boland T, Lee Y-S (eds). Printed Biomaterials: Novel Processing and Modeling Techniques for Medicine and Surgery. Springer: New York, NY, 2010, pp 71–89.

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 Oncogenesis.

Blog post
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Fang J. UK Bans Teaching Creationism in State-Funded Schools. IFLScience. 2014.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/uk-bans-teaching-creationism-state-funded-schools/ (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. Computer Systems: Actions on OMB Recommendations for a Joint Lookout System. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1989.

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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Yoon T. Object Recognition Based on Multi-Agent Spatial Reasoning. 2008.

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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Coscarelli J, Sisario B. Prince’s Estate Sues Over a New EP. New York Times. 2017; : C3.

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 titleOncogenesis
AbbreviationOncogenesis
ISSN (online)2157-9024
ScopeCancer Research
Molecular Biology

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