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]
Lawler A. SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION: NASA Blasted for Rising Costs, Cancellations. Science 2000;290:1666a.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hodas NO, Lerman K. The simple rules of social contagion. Sci Rep 2014;4:4343.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Szlufarska I, Nakano A, Vashishta P. A crossover in the mechanical response of nanocrystalline ceramics. Science 2005;309:911–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Peng L, Hua L, Wang W, Zhou Q, Li H. On-site rapid detection of trace non-volatile inorganic explosives by stand-alone ion mobility spectrometry via acid-enhanced evaporization. Sci Rep 2014;4:6631.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ugeux G. International Finance Regulation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Schulz S, editor. The Chemistry of Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals II: -/-. vol. 240. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ellis GFR. Top-Down Causation and the Human Brain. In: Murphy N, Ellis GFR, O’Connor T, editors. Downward Causation and the Neurobiology of Free Will, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 63–81.

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. Mouse Lemurs Reveal Tale Of Madagascar’s Forests. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/mouse-lemurs-reveal-tale-of-madagascars-forests/ (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. DOD Overseas Schools: Additional Assurances of Educational Quality Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
O’Byrne SM. Metabolic and pathological role of retinyl esters: The role of lecithin:retinol acyl transferase, (LRAT). Doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2008.

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]
Furber M, Pérez-Peña R. Family Asks: Why Did Police Kill Woman Who Called 911? New York Times 2017:A15.

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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