How to format your references using the Acta Haematologica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Haematologica. 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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Isaacs JT. Cancer. Prostate cancer takes nerve. Science. 2013 Jul;341(6142):134–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Truffer M, Fahnestock M. Climate change. Rethinking ice sheet time scales. Science. 2007 Mar;315(5818):1508–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Amselem E, Sadiq M, Bourennane M. Experimental bound entanglement through a Pauli channel. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1966.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Tuteja A, Choi W, Ma M, Mabry JM, Mazzella SA, Rutledge GC, et al. Designing superoleophobic surfaces. Science. 2007 Dec;318(5856):1618–22.

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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Soprano A. Liquidity Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
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S. Hippe Z, L. Kulikowski J, Mroczek T, Wtorek J, editors. Issues and Challenges in Artificial Intelligence. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Menzel R. Mechanisms of Social Organization: Commentary. In: Galizia CG, Eisenhardt D, Giurfa M, editors. Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior: A Tribute to Randolf Menzel. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012; pp 47–9.

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 Acta Haematologica.

Blog post
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Hale T. Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheat Will Cause 1,200 Premature Deaths, Scientists Say [Internet]. IFLScience. 2017 Mar [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/volkswagens-emissions-cheat-will-cause-1200-premature-deaths-scientists-say/

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. Use of Civilian Agencies’ Aircraft for Passenger Transportation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

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-Qazzaz AL. A kinetic study of the radiolytic degradation of phthalates in aqueous solutions. 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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Shpigel B. Their Nemesis on the Ropes, the Jets Fail to Land a Knockout. New York Times. 2017 Oct;D2.

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 titleActa Haematologica
AbbreviationActa Haematol.
ISSN (print)0001-5792
ISSN (online)1421-9662
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Hematology

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