How to format your references using the Oncoscience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oncoscience. 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
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Goldston D. A debatable proposition. Nature. 2008; 451: 621.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Liu J, Diamond J. China’s environment in a globalizing world. Nature. 2005; 435: 1179–86.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Whiteus C, Freitas C, Grutzendler J. Perturbed neural activity disrupts cerebral angiogenesis during a postnatal critical period. Nature. 2014; 505: 407–11.
A journal article with 14 or more authors
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Valiyaveetil FI, Leonetti M, Muir TW, Mackinnon R. Ion selectivity in a semisynthetic K+ channel locked in the conductive conformation. Science. 2006; 314: 1004–7.

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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Boero R. Behavioral Computational Social Science. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
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Stock O, Schaerf M, editors. Reasoning, Action and Interaction in AI Theories and Systems: Essays Dedicated to Luigia Carlucci Aiello. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. XVIII, 343 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Drałus G. Study the Quality of Global Neural Model with Regard to the Local Models of Dynamic Complex System. In: Gołębiowski L, Mazur D, editors. Analysis and Simulation of Electrical and Computer Systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 35–61.

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 Oncoscience.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Why Do Witches Fly on Brooms? IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014. Available 2018 Oct 30, from

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. Indian Affairs: Key Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and Health at Indian School Facilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016 Mar. Report No.: GAO-16-313.

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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Mason MC. A Heart Like a Fakir’s The Life and Times of General Sir James Abbott, KCB [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2013.

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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Qiu L. That’s Not How It Went On the Deal With Iran. New York Times. 2017; : A16.

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 titleOncoscience
AbbreviationOncoscience
ISSN (online)2331-4737
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