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
Evolution. How birds became birds.
Benton MJ.
Science. 2014 ; 345(6196) : 508–9.
PMID 25082682
A journal article with 2 authors
Health. Changing behaviors to prevent noncommunicable diseases.
Chokshi DA, Farley TA.
Science. 2014 ; 345(6202) : 1243–4.
PMID 25214590
A journal article with 3 authors
Freshening of the Ross Sea during the late 20th century.
Jacobs SS, Giulivi CF, Mele PA.
Science. 2002 ; 297(5580) : 386–9.
PMID 12130782
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Suppression of the microRNA pathway by bacterial effector proteins.
Navarro L, Jay F, Nomura K, He SY, Voinnet O.
Science. 2008 ; 321(5891) : 964–7.
PMID 18703740

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
An Introduction to Wavelet Modulated Inverters.
Saleh SA, Rahman MA.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010
An edited book
Scalable Multi-core Architectures: Design Methodologies and Tools.
Soudris D, Jantsch A, editors.
1st ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2012
A chapter in an edited book
Artifacts in MR-Angiography.
Laghi A, Paolantonio P, Rengo M, Lucchesi P.
In: Neri E, Cosottini M, Caramella D, editors. MR Angiography of the Body, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 27–33

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
Why Does Scratching An Itch Make It Worse?
Andrew E.
IFLScience. 2014. (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
USDA Proposal for Handling Conversions in ADPE Procurements.
Government Accountability Office.
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A resource manual of bullying intervention programs for parents, educators, and community officials in the Los Angeles area.
Roubin AM.
A resource manual of bullying intervention programs for parents, educators, and community officials in the Los Angeles area. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, 2014

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
A Russian Museum Feud With Putin in the Middle.
Kishkovsky S.
New York Times. 2013 : C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Benton, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Benton, 2014; Chokshi and Farley, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Chokshi and Farley, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Navarro 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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