How to format your references using the Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Recent developments in compact ultrafast lasers.
Keller U.
Nature. 2003 ; 424(6950) : 831–8.
PMID 12917697
A journal article with 2 authors
The uncertainty principle determines the nonlocality of quantum mechanics.
Oppenheim J, Wehner S.
Science. 2010 ; 330(6007) : 1072–4.
PMID 21097930
A journal article with 3 authors
Scale-invariance in brightness illusions implicates object-level visual processing.
Dixon E, Shapiro A, Lu Z-L.
Sci Rep. 2014 ; 4 : 3900.
PMID 24473496
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Genetic tracing reveals a stereotyped sensory map in the olfactory cortex.
Zou Z, Horowitz LF, Montmayeur JP, Snapper S, Buck LB.
Nature. 2001 ; 414(6860) : 173–9.
PMID 11700549

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Computational Photonics.
Obayya S.
Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010
An edited book
Structural Connections for Lightweight Metallic Structures.
Moreira PMGP, Silva LFM da, Castro PMST de, editors.
vol. 8. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012
A chapter in an edited book
Great Powers and Outlaw States Redux.
Simpson G.
In: Nijman JE, Werner WG, editors. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2012: Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law - Essays in Honour of P.H. Kooijmans, The Hague, The Netherlands: T. M. C. Asser Press; 2013, p. 83–98

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 Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology.

Blog post
This Is What Music Does To Your Brain.
Hale T.
<div class="csl-block">IFLScience. 2016.</div> (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
Federal Chief Information Officers: Opportunities Exist to Improve Role in Information Technology Management.
Government Accountability Office.
<div class="csl-block">Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011</div>

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Minorities in leadership and financial performance of their Fortune 500 companies.
Mycroft D.
<div class="csl-block">Minorities in leadership and financial performance of their Fortune 500 companies. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, 2012</div>

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
Police Say Mother Let Minors Drink Alcohol.
Saslow L.
<div class="csl-block">New York Times. 2007 : LI2.</div>

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Keller, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Keller, 2003; Oppenheim and Wehner, 2010).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Oppenheim and Wehner, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Zou et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleAtlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
AbbreviationAtlas Genet. Cytogenet. Oncol. Haematol.
ISSN (online)1768-3262

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