How to format your references using the OncoImmunology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for OncoImmunology. 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
1. Schneider T. Climate modelling: uncertainty in climate-sensitivity estimates. Nature. 2007;446(7131):E1; discussion E2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lambert JD, Nagy LM. Asymmetric inheritance of centrosomally localized mRNAs during embryonic cleavages. Nature. 2002;420(6916):682–686.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Alanyali M, Moat HS, Preis T. Quantifying the relationship between financial news and the stock market. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:3578.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
1. DeMaria CD, Soong TW, Alseikhan BA, Alvania RS, Yue DT. Calmodulin bifurcates the local Ca2+ signal that modulates P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. Nature. 2001;411(6836):484–489.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lacaze PC, Lacroix J-C. Non-Volatile Memories. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
1. Paolantonio P. Imaging of Small Bowel, Colon and Rectum. Dromain C, editor. Milano: Springer; 2014. (A-Z Notes in Radiological Practice and Reporting).
A chapter in an edited book
1. Blasco-Fontecilla H. The Addiction to Suicidal Behavior. In: Courtet P, editor. Understanding Suicide: From Diagnosis to Personalized Treatment. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. pp. 53–61.

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 OncoImmunology.

Blog post
1. Hamilton K. The History Of Planet Detection In One 60 Second GIF. IFLScience. 2015 Feb 12. [accessed October 30, 2018]. https://www.iflscience.com/space/history-planet-detection-60-second-gif/

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. Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Modernization Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992. Report No.: RCED-92-136BR.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Plosky WD. An Investment Case for Addressing Social Drivers of Structural Stigma and Discrimination Against Refugees in Resource-Poor Urban Areas [Doctoral dissertation]. New York, NY: Columbia 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. Brantley B. Poetic Spark of a Combustible Iraq Veteran. New York Times. 2017 Jun 8:C7.

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 titleOncoImmunology
AbbreviationOncoimmunology
ISSN (print)2162-4011
ISSN (online)2162-402X
ScopeImmunology
Immunology and Allergy
Oncology

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