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
Friedman SD. Comment on “Magnetic resonance spectroscopy identifies neural progenitor cells in the live human brain.” Science. 2008 Aug 1;321(5889):640.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mullen GM, Mullins CB. Chemistry. Water’s place in Au catalysis. Science. 2014 Sep 26;345(6204):1564–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Coulson T, Lindström J, Cotgreave P. Ecology. Seeking new recruits. Science. 2002 Mar 15;295(5562):2023–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lellouch E, Paubert G, Moses JI, Schneider NM, Strobel DF. Volcanically emitted sodium chloride as a source for Io’s neutral clouds and plasma torus. Nature. 2003 Jan 2;421(6918):45–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Esmailzadeh R. Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Casey JL, editor. Hepatitis Delta Virus. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. XII, 228 p. 18 illus., 1 illus. in color. (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology; vol. 307).
A chapter in an edited book
Imada A. Can Artiticial Neural Networks Evolve to be Intelligent Like Human? In: Golovko V, Imada A, editors. Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence: 8th International Conference, ICNNAI 2014, Brest, Belarus, June 3-6, 2014 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 22–33. (Junqueira Barbosa SD, Chen P, Cuzzocrea A, Du X, Filipe J, Kara O, et al., editors. Communications in Computer and Information 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
Davis J. Penis-Less Reptile Unravels Mystery Of Phallic Evolution. 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
Government Accountability Office. Secure Flight: Additional Actions Needed to Determine Program Effectiveness and Strengthen Privacy Oversight Mechanisms. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Sep. Report No.: GAO-14-796T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Schutt R. Topics in model-based population inference [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia University; 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
Rampell C. Outsourced Chores Come Back Home. New York Times. 2009 Jan 17;B1.

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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