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]
Monroe C. Quantum information processing with atoms and photons. Nature 2002;416:238–46.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Kim N, Jinks-Robertson S. dUTP incorporation into genomic DNA is linked to transcription in yeast. Nature 2009;459:1150–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Juanes-Marcos JC, Althorpe SC, Wrede E. Theoretical study of geometric phase effects in the hydrogen-exchange reaction. Science 2005;309:1227–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Flack JC, Girvan M, de Waal FBM, Krakauer DC. Policing stabilizes construction of social niches in primates. Nature 2006;439:426–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
MacRoberts. MacRoberts on Scottish Construction Contracts. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
McLuckie A, editor. Respiratory Disease and its Management. London: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kalnins A, Barzdins J. Metamodel Specialization for DSL Tool Building. In: Arnicans G, Arnicane V, Borzovs J, Niedrite L, editors. Databases and Information Systems: 12th International Baltic Conference, DB&IS 2016, Riga, Latvia, July 4-6, 2016, Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 68–82.

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]
Andrew E. This Man Has Been Shedding The Polio Virus For 28 Years. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/man-has-been-shedding-polio-virus-28-years/ (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. Amtrak: Information on Amtrak’s Operating Expenses. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Motala S. Siblings caring for elderly parents with dementia. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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]
Kishkovsky S. At a Russian Hospital, Art Inspires Children. New York Times 2006:B9.

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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