How to format your references using the Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports. 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
1. Hormoz S. Amino acid composition of proteins reduces deleterious impact of mutations. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2919.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Coburn W, Boggs SE. Polarization of the prompt gamma-ray emission from the gamma-ray burst of 6 December 2002. Nature. 2003;423:415–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Osborne I, Lavine M, Coontz R. Materials for electronics. Looking beyond silicon. Introduction. Science. 2010;327:1595.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Jung YK, Lee T, Shin E, Kim B-S. Highly tunable aptasensing microarrays with graphene oxide multilayers. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3367.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Gordon ME. Trump University Entrepreneurship 101. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Enns RH. Computer Algebra Recipes: An Advanced Guide to Scientific Modeling. McGuire GC, editor. New York, NY: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Koeszegi ST. Take the Risk and Trust? The Strategic Role of Trust in Negotiations. In: Sjöstedt G, Avenhaus R, editors. Negotiated Risks: International Talks on Hazardous Issues. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 1–22.

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 Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. Brown Snake Venom Gets More Deadly With Age [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
1. Government Accountability Office. Use of Minicomputers for Internal Revenue Service Tax Return Preparation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978 Feb. Report No.: 107397.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Jones DM. Educational paradigm shift: Emergence of the virtual classroom [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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
1. Pear R, Pilon M. Auto Racetrack Owners Keep Coveted Tax Break. New York Times. 2013 Jan 5;A13.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleCurrent Hematologic Malignancy Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Hematol. Malig. Rep.
ISSN (print)1558-8211
ISSN (online)1558-822X
ScopeCancer Research

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