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
Lovley DR. Bioremediation. Anaerobes to the rescue. Science 2001;293:1444–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bermingham E, Dick C. Ecology and evolution. The Inga--newcomer or museum antiquity? Science 2001;293:2214–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Meier DL, Koide S, Uchida Y. Magnetohydrodynamic production of relativistic jets. Science 2001;291:84–92.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Guo Y-N, Ungur L, Granroth GE, Powell AK, Wu C, Nagler SE, et al. An NCN-pincer ligand dysprosium single-ion magnet showing magnetic relaxation via the second excited state. Sci Rep 2014;4:5471.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rabe JL, Martorana RJ. Alts Democratized. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
Maheshwari DK, editor. Plant Growth and Health Promoting Bacteria. vol. 18. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Jung KW, Myung S-J. Technique, Interpretation and Clinical Application of Anorectal Manometry and Balloon Expulsion Test. In: Ghoshal UC, editor. Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Motility and its Disorders, New Delhi: Springer India; 2016, p. 31–47.

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
Davis J. Zika Virus To Be Studied As A Treatment For Brain Tumors. IFLScience 2017. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Federal Aviation Administration: Cost Allocation Practices and Cost Recovery Proposal Compared with Selected International Practices. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mednick Takami L. Chief Diversity Officers in U.S. Higher Education: Impacting the Campus Climate for Diversity. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
St. John Kelly E. Keeping Outsiders Outside. New York Times 1998:149.

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

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