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
NEUROSCIENCE. The unknowns of cognitive enhancement.
Farah MJ.
Science. 2015 ; 350(6259) : 379–80.
PMID 26494744
A journal article with 2 authors
Scleractinian coral species survive and recover from decalcification.
Fine M, Tchernov D.
Science. 2007 ; 315(5820) : 1811.
PMID 17395821
A journal article with 3 authors
Slow earthquakes triggered by typhoons.
Liu C, Linde AT, Sacks IS.
Nature. 2009 ; 459(7248) : 833–6.
PMID 19516339
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Environmental science. Aging infrastructure and ecosystem restoration.
Doyle MW, Stanley EH, Havlick DG, Kaiser MJ, Steinbach G, Graf WL, Galloway GE, Riggsbee JA.
Science. 2008 ; 319(5861) : 286–7.
PMID 18202277

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
On the Practice of Safety.
Manuele FA.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005
An edited book
Selective Sweep.
Nurminsky D, editor.
Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005
A chapter in an edited book
Social Progress in Islamic Societies: Achievements and Challenges.
Estes RJ, Tiliouine H.
In: Tiliouine H, Estes RJ, editors. The State of Social Progress of Islamic Societies: Social, Economic, Political, and Ideological Challenges, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 69–106

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
Watch Satellites and Space Debris Floating Around Earth in Real Time.
Andrew E.
IFLScience. 2015. (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
Information Security: Weak Controls Place DC Highway Trust Fund and Other Data at Risk.
Government Accountability Office.
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Biochemical Studies on Archaeal Ribonuclease P Reveal Thematic Convergence in Protein-Facilitated RNA Catalysis.
Pulukkunat D.
Biochemical Studies on Archaeal Ribonuclease P Reveal Thematic Convergence in Protein-Facilitated RNA Catalysis. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State 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
TV in the Age of Trump.
Koblin J.
New York Times. 2017 : B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Farah, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Farah, 2015; Fine and Tchernov, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Fine and Tchernov, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Doyle et al., 2008)

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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