How to format your references using the Seminars in Oncology Nursing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Seminars in Oncology Nursing. 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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Staunton H. Arousal by stimulation of deep-brain nuclei. Nature. 2008;452(7183):E1; discussion E1-2.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Chang EF, Merzenich MM. Environmental noise retards auditory cortical development. Science. 2003;300(5618):498-502.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sahu G, Sukumaran S, Bera AK. Pannexins form gap junctions with electrophysiological and pharmacological properties distinct from connexins. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4955.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Reinhard CT, Raiswell R, Scott C, Anbar AD, Lyons TW. A late Archean sulfidic sea stimulated by early oxidative weathering of the continents. Science. 2009;326(5953):713-716.

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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Sinzinger S, Jahns J. Microoptics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
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Martin J. Persons: Understanding Psychological Selfhood and Agency. (Sugarman JH, Hickinbottom S, eds.). Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Er MJ, Duda P. On the Uniform Convergence of the Orthogonal Series-Type Kernel Regression Neural Networks in a Time-Varying Environment. In: Rutkowski L, Korytkowski M, Scherer R, Tadeusiewicz R, Zadeh LA, Zurada JM, eds. Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: 11th International Conference, ICAISC 2012, Zakopane, Poland, April 29-May 3, 2012, Proceedings, Part I. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer; 2012:39-46.

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 Seminars in Oncology Nursing.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Scientists Control Light Wakes For The First Time. IFLScience. Published July 10, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/wake-light/

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. Higher Education: More Information Could Help Education Determine the Extent to Which Eligible Servicemembers Serving on Active Duty Benefited from Relief Provided by Lenders and Schools. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

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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Gallegos CM. Shelter services for homeless older adults: A grant writing project. Published online 2009.

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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Oestreich JR. Centuries Later, Delivering a Sibling to Beethoven. New York Times. April 21, 2017:C2.

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 titleSeminars in Oncology Nursing
AbbreviationSemin. Oncol. Nurs.
ISSN (print)0749-2081
ScopeOncology(nursing)

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