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
Farah MJ. NEUROSCIENCE. The unknowns of cognitive enhancement. Science. 2015 Oct 23;350(6259):379–80.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chudinovskikh L, Boehler R. High-pressure polymorphs of olivine and the 660-km seismic discontinuity. Nature. 2001 May 31;411(6837):574–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hatano T, Stopa M, Tarucha S. Single-electron delocalization in hybrid vertical-lateral double quantum dots. Science. 2005 Jul 8;309(5732):268–71.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kroodsma DA, Mayorga J, Hochberg T, Miller NA, Boerder K, Ferretti F, et al. Tracking the global footprint of fisheries. Science. 2018 Feb 23;359(6378):904–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cobb AH, Reade JPH. Herbicides and Plant Physiology. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
Müller M, editor. Polyelectrolyte Complexes in the Dispersed and Solid State II: Application Aspects. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. VII, 264 p. 137 illus., 1 illus. in color. (Advances in Polymer Science; vol. 256).
A chapter in an edited book
Coppo M, Dezani-Ciancaglini M, Padovani L, Yoshida N. A Gentle Introduction to Multiparty Asynchronous Session Types. In: Bernardo M, Johnsen EB, editors. Formal Methods for Multicore Programming: 15th International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication, and Software Systems, SFM 2015, Bertinoro, Italy, June 15-19, 2015, Advanced Lectures. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 146–78. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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
Andrew E. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. How Computers Broke Science – And What We Can Do To Fix It. 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. Telecommunications: National Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Aug. Report No.: RCED-89-193.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Johnson DA. Job satisfaction in the operating room: An analysis of the cultural competence of nurses [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2008.

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
Senior J. My Cousin The Soldier And Robber. New York Times. 2017 Sep 6;C1.

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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