How to format your references using the European Journal of Haematology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of 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.
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
Kiessling W. Paleoecology. Life’s complexity cast in stone. Science. 2006 Nov 24;314(5803):1254–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
van Doorn GS, Kirkpatrick M. Turnover of sex chromosomes induced by sexual conflict. Nature. 2007 Oct 18;449(7164):909–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
McGaha TL, Sorrentino B, Ravetch JV. Restoration of tolerance in lupus by targeted inhibitory receptor expression. Science. 2005 Jan 28;307(5709):590–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Martin J, Ilani S, Verdene B, Smet J, Umansky V, Mahalu D, et al. Localization of fractionally charged quasi-particles. Science. 2004 Aug 13;305(5686):980–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pollak P. Fine Chemicals. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Azarnoosh M, Zeraatpishe M, Faravani A, Kargozari HR, editors. Issues in Materials Development. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2016. Approx. 235 p. (Critical New Literacies: The Praxis of English Language Teaching and Learning (PELT)).
A chapter in an edited book
Guitar J. Glee Goes Gaga. In: Johnson BC, Faill DK, editors. Glee and New Directions for Social Change. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2015. p. 61–8.

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 European Journal of Haematology.

Blog post
Andrews R. A Bird’s Internal Compass Is Made Out Of A Light-Sensitive Protein [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
Government Accountability Office. Survival of Higher Education in the Years Ahead. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974 Apr. Report No.: 094587.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Horton CR. Financial crisis within the nonprofit sector [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2013.

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
Saslow L. New Charter School Will Be Island’s 4th. New York Times. 2008 Oct 12;LI1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleEuropean Journal of Haematology
AbbreviationEur. J. Haematol.
ISSN (print)0902-4441
ISSN (online)1600-0609
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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