How to format your references using the Critical Reviews in Oncology / Hematology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Critical Reviews in Oncology / Hematology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Hestmark, G., 2000. Oeconomia Naturae L. Nature 405, 19.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fairchild, A.L., Bayer, R., 2015. Public health. Smoke and fire over e-cigarettes. Science 347, 375–376.
A journal article with 3 authors
Parkin, S.S.P., Hayashi, M., Thomas, L., 2008. Magnetic domain-wall racetrack memory. Science 320, 190–194.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Soibel, A., Zeldov, E., Rappaport, M., Myasoedov, Y., Tamegai, T., Ooi, S., Konczykowski, M., Geshkenbein, V.B., 2000. Imaging the vortex-lattice melting process in the presence of disorder. Nature 406, 282–287.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Porter, A.L., Cunningham, S.W., 2004. Tech Mining. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Ma, M., Oliveira, M.F., Hauge, J.B., Duin, H., Thoben, K.-D. (Eds.), 2012. Serious Games Development and Applications: Third International Conference, SGDA 2012, Bremen, Germany, September 26-29, 2012. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Kala, S., Rouenhoff, M., Theissmann, R., Kruis, F.E., 2012. Synthesis and Film Formation of Monodisperse Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Pairs, in: Lorke, A., Winterer, M., Schmechel, R., Schulz, C. (Eds.), Nanoparticles from the Gasphase: Formation, Structure, Properties, NanoScience and Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 99–119.

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 Critical Reviews in Oncology / Hematology.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2013. The Science of Naming New Discoveries [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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
Government Accountability Office, 1991. Aviation Noise: Costs of Phasing Out Noisy Aircraft (No. RCED-91-128). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Yuan, J., 2008. Membrane Protein Insertion in Bacteria by the YidC and Sec Pathway (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Koblin, J., 2017. How the Titan Who Terrified The New Yorker Ended Up Saving It. New York Times B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hestmark, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Fairchild and Bayer, 2015; Hestmark, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Fairchild and Bayer, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Soibel et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleCritical Reviews in Oncology / Hematology
AbbreviationCrit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol.
ISSN (print)1040-8428
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Geriatrics and Gerontology

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