How to format your references using the Experimental Hematology & Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Experimental Hematology & Oncology. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
1. Murphy KM. Comment on “Activation of β-catenin in dendritic cells regulates immunity versus tolerance in the intestine.” Science. 2011;333:405; author reply 405.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Russell EV, Israeloff NE. Direct observation of molecular cooperativity near the glass transition. Nature. 2000;408:695–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Junker JP, Ziegler F, Rief M. Ligand-dependent equilibrium fluctuations of single calmodulin molecules. Science. 2009;323:633–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Marshall NM, Garner DK, Wilson TD, Gao Y-G, Robinson H, Nilges MJ, et al. Rationally tuning the reduction potential of a single cupredoxin beyond the natural range. Nature. 2009;462:113–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Arteaga R, Hyland J. Pivot. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Rommel C, Vanhaesebroeck B, Vogt PK, editors. Phosphoinositide 3-kinase in Health and Disease: Volume 1. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Kutikhin A, Brusina E, Yuzhalin AE. The Role of Enteroviruses, Parvovirus B19, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and Measles Virus in Atherosclerosis and Related Diseases. In: Brusina E, Yuzhalin AE, editors. Viruses and Atherosclerosis. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 35–47.

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 Experimental Hematology & Oncology.

Blog post
1. Davis J. Live Dolphins FedEx’d From Hawaii To Arizona For New Tourist Attraction. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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
1. Government Accountability Office. Information Management: The National Technical Information Service’s Dissemination of Technical Reports Needs Attention. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Jul. Report No.: GAO-14-781T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wizda LL. A case study of online peer coaching of consultant communication skill development [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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
1. Dynarski S. For Poor, Getting to College Is Only Half the Battle. New York Times. 2015 Jun 2;A3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleExperimental Hematology & Oncology
AbbreviationExp. Hematol. Oncol.
ISSN (online)2162-3619

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