How to format your references using the Expert Review of Hematology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Hematology. 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
Church G. Perspective: Encourage the innovators. Nature. 2015;528:S7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rosegrant MW, Cline SA. Global food security: challenges and policies. Science. 2003;302:1917–1919.
A journal article with 3 authors
Simiyu K, Daar AS, Singer PA. Global health. Stagnant health technologies in Africa. Science. 2010;330:1483–1484.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Duke AR, Jenkins MW, Lu H, et al. Transient and selective suppression of neural activity with infrared light. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2600.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hollins C. Basic Guide to Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Care Professionals. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,; 2012.
An edited book
Bramer M, Coenen F, Petridis M, editors. Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXIV: Proceedings of AI-2007, the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. London: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Roli A, Manfroni M, Pinciroli C, et al. On the Design of Boolean Network Robots. In: Chio CD, Cagnoni S, Cotta C, et al., editors. Applications of Evolutionary Computation: EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, and EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 43–52.

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 Expert Review of Hematology.

Blog post
Hale T. Elon Musk’s SpaceX Held A Hyperloop “Pod Race” Competition. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017.


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. Improved Use of Cargo Space on Ammunition Ships by BetterPlanning. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972. Report No.: B-133025. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Volkmer JE. The Cretaceous-Tertiary tectonic evolution of the Lhasa Terrane, Tibet [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 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
Kishkovsky S. Igor Shafarevich, 93, Eminent Russian Mathematician. New York Times. 2017 Mar 13;B14.

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 titleExpert Review of Hematology
AbbreviationExpert Rev. Hematol.
ISSN (print)1747-4086
ISSN (online)1747-4094

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