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
van Ommen T. Palaeoclimate: Northern push for the bipolar see-saw. Nature. 2015;520:630–631.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hutchinson JR, Garcia M. Tyrannosaurus was not a fast runner. Nature. 2002;415:1018–1021.
A journal article with 3 authors
Berger G, Graef F, Pfeffer H. Glyphosate applications on arable fields considerably coincide with migrating amphibians. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2622.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hegelich BM, Albright BJ, Cobble J, et al. Laser acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic MeV ion beams. Nature. 2006;439:441–444.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zecchina A, Califano S. The Development of Catalysis. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
Rodríguez-Merchán EC, editor. Joint Surgery in the Adult Patient with Hemophilia. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Pekow J, Cohen RD. Medical Therapy: The Future. In: Fichera A, Krane MK, editors. Crohn’s Disease: Basic Principles. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 49–63.

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 E. Newly Discovered, Unnamed Deep Sea Creatures Found Off The Coast Of Puerto Rico [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [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. Financial Management Systems: OMB’s Financial Management Line of Business Initiative Continues but Future Success Remains Uncertain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009. Report No.: GAO-09-328. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Prietto M. No place like home: The problem and the promise of the home psychotherapy office [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2015.

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
Crow K. Preserving the Work of the Artful Tagger. New York Times. 2001 Feb 18;143.

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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