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
Howie A. Akira Tonomura (1942-2012). Nature. 2012 Jun 20;486(7403):324.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rohde RA, Muller RA. Cycles in fossil diversity. Nature. 2005 Mar 10;434(7030):208–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
Braunschweig H, Radacki K, Schneider A. Oxoboryl complexes: boron-oxygen triple bonds stabilized in the coordination sphere of platinum. Science. 2010 Apr 16;328(5976):345–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Islahudin F, Tindall SM, Mellor IR, Swift K, Christensen HEM, Fone KCF, et al. The antimalarial drug quinine interferes with serotonin biosynthesis and action. Sci Rep. 2014 Jan 9;4:3618.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Spence R. Introductory Circuits. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2008.
An edited book
Correia T, Zhang Q, editors. Electrocaloric Materials: New Generation of Coolers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. VIII, 253 p. 141 illus., 36 illus. in color. (Engineering Materials; vol. 34).
A chapter in an edited book
Cummins DJ. Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery: Designing the Blockbuster Drug. In: Dean A, Lewis S, editors. Screening: Methods for Experimentation in Industry, Drug Discovery, and Genetics. New York, NY: Springer; 2006. p. 69–114.

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. Bigger Is Better After All [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [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. VA Information Technology: Management Making Important Progress in Addressing Key Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 Sep. Report No.: GAO-02-1054T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wellman TE. Employment Discrimination against Military Spouses: Illegal Contrary to Popular Belief and Practice [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2017.

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. Playing in Cooperstown, On a Team of Their Own. New York Times. 2008 Aug 17;LI5.

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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