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
Plant communities: ecosystem maturity and performance.
Guo Q.
Nature. 2005 ; 435(7045) : E6; discussion E6-7.
PMID 15973361
A journal article with 2 authors
Astronomy. A key molecular ion in the universe and in the laboratory.
Geballe TR, Oka T.
Science. 2006 ; 312(5780) : 1610–2.
PMID 16778045
A journal article with 3 authors
Endometrial cells sense and react to tissue damage during infection of the bovine endometrium via interleukin 1.
Healy LL, Cronin JG, Sheldon IM.
Sci Rep. 2014 ; 4 : 7060.
PMID 25395028
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Self-assembly of nanoparticles into structured spherical and network aggregates.
Boal AK, Ilhan F, DeRouchey JE, Thurn-Albrecht T, Russell TP, Rotello VM.
Nature. 2000 ; 404(6779) : 746–8.
PMID 10783884

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chemical Process Simplification.
Malhotra G.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010
An edited book
Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective.
Barton LL, Mandl M, Loy A, editors.
Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010
A chapter in an edited book
Exploring Structural and Dimensional Similarities Within—Lunar Nomenclature System Using Query Interfaces.
Terazono J, Izumita T, Asada N, Demura H, Hirata N.
In: Bhalla S, editor. Databases in Networked Information Systems: 5th International Workshop, DNIS 2007, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, October 17-19, 2007. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 48–53

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 The First Ever Footage Of Cellular Activity In A Regenerating Leg.
Taub B.
IFLScience. 2016. (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
Highlights of a GAO Forum: Managing the Supplier Base in the 21st Century.
Government Accountability Office.
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Using Ancient and Modern Fishes to Track Environmental Change in the Illinois River.
Little K.
Using Ancient and Modern Fishes to Track Environmental Change in the Illinois River. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2013

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
Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman.
Hodgman J.
New York Times. 2017 : MM18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Guo, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Geballe and Oka, 2006; Guo, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Geballe and Oka, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Boal et al., 2000)

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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