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
Stocker TF. Climate change. The closing door of climate targets. Science. 2013 Jan;339(6117):280–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Joseph SB, Swanstrom R. HIV/AIDS. A fitness bottleneck in HIV-1 transmission. Science. 2014 Jul;345(6193):136–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moynier F, Yin Q-Z, Schauble E. Isotopic evidence of Cr partitioning into Earth’s core. Science. 2011 Mar;331(6023):1417–20.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Tegus O, Brück E, Buschow KHJ, de Boer FR. Transition-metal-based magnetic refrigerants for room-temperature applications. Nature. 2002 Jan;415(6868):150–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burnett R, Brunstrom A, Nilsson AG. Perspectives on Multimedia. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
Yengoh GT. Use of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to Assess Land Degradation at Multiple Scales: Current Status, Future Trends, and Practical Considerations. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Hunsucker SA, Mitchell BS, Spychala J. Nucleotidases and Nucleoside Analog Cytotoxicity. In: Peters GJ, editor. Deoxynucleoside Analogs In Cancer Therapy. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2007; pp 81–108.

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
Hale T. This Video Shows The Moment A Missing Indonesian Man Was Found Inside A Python [Internet]. IFLScience. 2017 Mar


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
Government Accountability Office. ADP Acquisition: SEC Needs To Resolve Key Issues Before Proceeding With Its EDGAR System. Washington, DC: 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
Volle M. Exploring the relationship of meetings to organizational culture and values. 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
Schwartz J, Blinder A. Houston Faces Urgent Task: Moving Mountains of Storm Debris. New York Times. 2017 Sep;A13.

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

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