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
Hatfull GF. Microbiology. The great escape. Science. 2001;292:2263–2264.
A journal article with 2 authors
Frieda KL, Block SM. Direct observation of cotranscriptional folding in an adenine riboswitch. Science. 2012;338:397–400.
A journal article with 3 authors
Runyon JB, Mescher MC, De Moraes CM. Volatile chemical cues guide host location and host selection by parasitic plants. Science. 2006;313:1964–1967.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Resta A, Leoni T, Barth C, et al. Atomic structures of silicene layers grown on Ag(111): scanning tunneling microscopy and noncontact atomic force microscopy observations. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2399.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kirchner T. Merger Arbitrage. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
Agarwal R, Selen W, Roos G, et al., editors. The Handbook of Service Innovation. London: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Hui P, Buza N. Endometrial Epithelial Lesions. In: Buza N, editor. Atlas of Intraoperative Frozen Section Diagnosis in Gynecologic Pathology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 61–93.

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
Andrew D. Ada Lovelace Blazed A Trail In Science – We Need More Women To Follow In Her Footsteps [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. Business Process Reengineering Assessment Guide--Version 3. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997. Report No.: AIMD-10.1.15. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Brown JR. Trajectories of parents’ experiences in discovering, reporting, and living with the aftermath of middle school bullying [Doctoral dissertation]. [Bloomington, IN]: Indiana University; 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
Williams J. One Book, One City. New York Times. 2017 Feb 1;C2.

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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