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. King G. Ensuring the data-rich future of the social sciences. Science. 2011;331:719–21.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bhattacharya K, James RD. Applied physics. The material is the machine. Science. 2005;307:53–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lim M, Metzler R, Bar-Yam Y. Global pattern formation and ethnic/cultural violence. Science. 2007;317:1540–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hostetler SW, Bartlein PJ, Clark PU, Small EE, Solomon AM. Stimulated influences of Lake Agassiz on the climate of central North America 11,000 years ago. Nature. 2000;405:334–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kunz RG. Environmental Calculations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
1. Yada K, editor. Data Mining for Service. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Rosell M, Häggblom MM, Richnow H-H. Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) to Characterise Degradation Pathways and to Quantify In-Situ Degradation of Fuel Oxygenates and Other Fuel-Derived Contaminants. In: Barceló D, editor. Fuel Oxygenates. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 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 Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. Scientists Have Listed The Most Earth-like Planets Seen By Kepler [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [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. Transition From School to Work: Linking Education and Worksite Training. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Aug. Report No.: HRD-91-105.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Maddox CE. Postcolonial play: Encounters with sport and physical culture in contemporary India [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2012.

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. Glasser SB. Our Putin. New York Times. 2017 Feb 18;SR1.

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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