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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Quaas J. Atmosphere. Smoke and climate change. Science. 2009;325(5937):153-154.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ellis G, Silk J. Scientific method: Defend the integrity of physics. Nature. 2014;516(7531):321-323.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bryden HL, Longworth HR, Cunningham SA. Slowing of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 25 degrees N. Nature. 2005;438(7068):655-657.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Ingolia NT, Ghaemmaghami S, Newman JRS, Weissman JS. Genome-wide analysis in vivo of translation with nucleotide resolution using ribosome profiling. Science. 2009;324(5924):218-223.

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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Cicek V. Corrosion Engineering and Cathodic Protection Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
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Boettcher L. Development and Learning of Young Children with Disabilities: A Vygotskian Perspective. Vol 13. (Dammeyer J, ed.). Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Borgström J, Gordon AD, Pucella R. Roles, Stacks, Histories: A Triple for Hoare. In: Roscoe AW, Jones CB, Wood KR, eds. Reflections on the Work of C.A.R. Hoare. Springer; 2010:71-99.

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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Carpineti C. “Moore’s Law” For Carbon Emissions Could Mean The End Of Climate Change. IFLScience.

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. Space Shuttle: NASA’s Procurement of Solid Rocket Booster Motors. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

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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Al-Alawadhi F. Oral History of Women Educators in Kuwait: A Comparative Model of Care Ethics Between Noddings and Al-Ghazali. Published online 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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Kelly BYMA. For French, Apprehension About Travel to U.S. New York Times. March 13, 2003:W1.

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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