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
Biophysics. Silencing neurons with light.
Hayashi S.
Science. 2014 ; 344(6182) : 369–70.
PMID 24763579
A journal article with 2 authors
Pheromone signaling mechanisms in yeast: a prototypical sex machine.
Wang Y, Dohlman HG.
Science. 2004 ; 306(5701) : 1508–9.
PMID 15567849
A journal article with 3 authors
B cells acquire antigen from target cells after synapse formation.
Batista FD, Iber D, Neuberger MS.
Nature. 2001 ; 411(6836) : 489–94.
PMID 11373683
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Space-coiling metamaterials with double negativity and conical dispersion.
Liang Z, Feng T, Lok S, Liu F, Ng KB, Chan CH, Wang J, Han S, Lee S, Li J.
Sci Rep. 2013 ; 3 : 1614.
PMID 23563489

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport.
Bonilla LL, Teitsworth SW.
Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010
An edited book
Ageing, Gender, and Labour Migration.
Lulle A.
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016
A chapter in an edited book
Resource, Process, and Use – Views on Service Modeling.
Andersson B, Bergholtz M, Johannesson P.
In: Castano S, Vassiliadis P, Lakshmanan LV, Lee ML, editors. Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2012 Workshops CMS, ECDM-NoCoDA, MoDIC, MORE-BI, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, WISM, Florence, Italy, October 15-18, 2012. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 23–33

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
U.S. Navy To Limit Sonar Use During Training To Protect Whales And Dolphins.
Davis J.
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
Transportation Infrastructure: Supplemental Information on the Federal Highway Administration’s Project Selection Process for Five Discretionary Programs.
Government Accountability Office.
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
The need for adaptive network application architectures.
Nasiriamini S.
The need for adaptive network application architectures. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2010

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
Nonstop Days, a Red Carpet Night.
Billard M.
New York Times. 2013 : E1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hayashi, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Hayashi, 2014; Wang and Dohlman, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Dohlman, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Liang et al., 2013)

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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