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
Le Maho Y. Nature and function. Nature 2002;416:21.
A journal article with 2 authors
Victor DG, Leape JP. Global climate agreement: After the talks. Nature 2015;527:439–41.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cronin TW, Caldwell RL, Marshall J. Sensory adaptation. Tunable colour vision in a mantis shrimp. Nature 2001;411:547–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lenski RE, Ofria C, Pennock RT, Adami C. The evolutionary origin of complex features. Nature 2003;423:139–44.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wells AR, Chiang K. Monetizing Your Data. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
Wang ZM, editor. MoS2: Materials, Physics, and Devices. vol. 21. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Dille JA. Plant Morphology and the Critical Period of Weed Control. In: Young SL, Pierce FJ, editors. Automation: The Future of Weed Control in Cropping Systems, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014, p. 51–69.

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
Fang J. New Dinosaur Was Largest Known Terrestrial Predator Of The Jurassic. IFLScience 2014. (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. Airline Deregulation: Trends in Airfares at Airports in Small and Medium-Sized Communities. 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
Liang M. Information, communication and wayfinding: Technology shows us the world. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
Higgins A. In Trial, Romania Warily Revisits a Brutal Past. New York Times 2013:A1.

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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