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
Savage N. Synthetic coatings: Super surfaces. Nature. 2015 Mar 26;519(7544):S7-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Engelhardt KA, Ritchie ME. Effects of macrophyte species richness on wetland ecosystem functioning and services. Nature. 2001 Jun 7;411(6838):687–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
Titus TN, Kieffer HH, Christensen PR. Exposed water ice discovered near the south pole of Mars. Science. 2003 Feb 14;299(5609):1048–51.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Xu J, Guo Z, Zhang J, Cui L, Zhang S, Bai Y. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the mitochondrial displacement loop and age-at-onset of renal cell carcinoma. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2408.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ferguson N, Schneier B, Kohno T. Cryptography Engineering. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
Gopalakrishnan G, Qadeer S, editors. Computer Aided Verification: 23rd International Conference, CAV 2011, Snowbird, UT, USA, July 14-20, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. XV, 763 p. 180 illus., 46 illus. in color. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6806).
A chapter in an edited book
Ankerhold J. Dissipation in Quantum Mechanical Systems: Where Is the System and Where Is the Reservoir? In: Falkenburg B, Morrison M, editors. Why More Is Different: Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015. p. 55–67. (The Frontiers Collection).

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. Fearsome Dinosaur With Ludicrously Tiny Arms Means T. Rex Wasn’t Alone [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. DOD’s Risk Assessment and Safeguards Management of Chemical and Biological Warfare Research and Development Facilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Jul. Report No.: T-PEMD-88-10.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sullivan TJ. Molecular Ecology, Disease Ecology, and Candidate Genes for Pathogen Resistance in the Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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
Kishkovsky S. The Tortured Voice of Russia’s Lost Generation. New York Times. 2007 Dec 22;A4.

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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