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 (Curr Hematol Malig Rep). 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. Owens B. Addiction. Nature. 2015;522:S45.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Perepichka DF, Rosei F. Chemistry. Extending polymer conjugation into the second dimension. Science. 2009;323:216–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kiger AA, White-Cooper H, Fuller MT. Somatic support cells restrict germline stem cell self-renewal and promote differentiation. Nature. 2000;407:750–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Lu H-X, Cao L-Z, Zhao J-Q, Li Y-D, Wang X-Q. Extreme violation of local realism with a hyper-entangled four-photon-eight-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zelinger state. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4476.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Speight JG. Coal-Fired Power Generation Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Shetty NR, Prasad NH, Nalini N, editors. Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications: ERCICA 2015, Volume 3. Singapore: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Vollweiler J, Zuccaro G Jr. Staging of Esophageal Cancer. In: Faigel DO, Kochman ML, editors. Endoscopic Oncology: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Cancer Management. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2006. p. 31–42.

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. Forming Star Resembles Solar System’s Early Days. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.


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. ADP Management Controls: Farmers Home Administration Can Improve Reporting of Weaknesses. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Jul. Report No.: IMTEC-88-38.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Blumenfeld DB. Policy Making and the U.S. Response to Global HIV/AIDS [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2015.

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. Eligon J, Blinder A, Najar N. Drinks at a Bar, Ethnic Insults, Then Gunshots. New York Times. 2017 Feb 24;A1.

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

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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