How to format your references using the Acta Haematologica Polonica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Haematologica Polonica. 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
[1]
Lander ES. Initial impact of the sequencing of the human genome. Nature 2011;470:187–97.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Wang ZX, Schleyer PR. Construction principles of “hyparenes”: families of molecules with planar pentacoordinate carbons. Science 2001;292:2465–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Nielsen MH, Aloni S, De Yoreo JJ. In situ TEM imaging of CaCO₃ nucleation reveals coexistence of direct and indirect pathways. Science 2014;345:1158–62.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Moore GF, Bangs NL, Taira A, Kuramoto S, Pangborn E, Tobin HJ. Three-dimensional splay fault geometry and implications for tsunami generation. Science 2007;318:1128–31.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Aubry J-F, Brinzei N, Mazouni M-H. Systems Dependability Assessment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Farkas J. Optimum Design of Steel Structures. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Hu R, Zhu M. Sn-Based Alloy Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Preparation, Multi-scale Structure, and Performance. In: Ozoemena KI, Chen S, editors. Nanomaterials in Advanced Batteries and Supercapacitors, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 93–125.

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 Polonica.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Pluto and Charon Show Their True Colors. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/pluto-and-charon-show-their-true-colors/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Space Transportation: Challenges Facing NASA’s Space Launch Initiative. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Jackson M. A Bibliometric Analysis of Green Building Literature. Doctoral dissertation. Northcentral University, 2012.

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
[1]
Kenigsberg B. P.S. Jerusalem. New York Times 2017:C6.

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 Polonica
AbbreviationActa Haematol. Pol.
ISSN (print)0001-5814
ScopeHematology
Oncology

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