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
Dando PR. Obituary: Alan J. Southward (1928-2007). Nature. 2008 Jan 3;451(7174):28.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clauset A, Erwin DH. The evolution and distribution of species body size. Science. 2008 Jul 18;321(5887):399–401.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sturm M, Racine C, Tape K. Climate change. Increasing shrub abundance in the Arctic. Nature. 2001 May 31;411(6837):546–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Andreotti B, Fourrière A, Ould-Kaddour F, Murray B, Claudin P. Giant aeolian dune size determined by the average depth of the atmospheric boundary layer. Nature. 2009 Feb 26;457(7233):1120–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bauer E, Adams R, Eustace D. Beyond Redundancy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Luaran JE, Sardi J, Aziz A, Alias NA, editors. Envisioning the Future of Online Learning: Selected Papers from the International Conference on e-Learning 2015. Singapore: Springer; 2016. XI, 476 p. 112 illus.
A chapter in an edited book
Erozan YS, Ramzy I. Other Non-neoplastic Conditions. In: Ramzy I, editor. Pulmonary Cytopathology. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2014. p. 87–99. (Essentials in Cytopathology).

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. Angrily Exercising Can Triple Your Risk Of Having A Heart Attack [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. VA Education Benefits: Student Characteristics and Outcomes Vary across Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013 Jul. Report No.: GAO-13-567.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mycroft D. Minorities in leadership and financial performance of their Fortune 500 companies [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2012.

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
Barron J. Commuters Catch a Tune, and Then the Bus Home. New York Times. 2016 Oct 19;A20.

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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