How to format your references using the Haematologica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Haematologica. 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
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Adler M. Structural biology. How a neurotoxin survives. Science 2012;335(6071):928–929.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Dekel E, Alon U. Optimality and evolutionary tuning of the expression level of a protein. Nature 2005;436(7050):588–592.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Toda S, Stein RS, Sagiya T. Evidence from the AD 2000 Izu islands earthquake swarm that stressing rate governs seismicity. Nature 2002;419(6902):58–61.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Jones RB, Gordus A, Krall JA, MacBeath G. A quantitative protein interaction network for the ErbB receptors using protein microarrays. Nature 2006;439(7073):168–174.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Brunet R. Sustainable Geography. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Clark Wortham S, editor. Common Characteristics and Unique Qualities in Preschool Programs: Global Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. XVIII, 182 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Wright S, Bakmand-Mikalski D, Rais RB, et al. Practical Document Management with SharePoint 2010. In: Bakmand-Mikalski D, Rais RB, Bishop D, et al., editors. Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2011. p111–160.

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 Haematologica.

Blog post
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Andrew E. The Flower Breeders Who Sold X-Ray Lilies And Atomic Marigolds. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/flower-breeders-who-sold-x-ray-lilies-and-atomic-marigolds/ (2016, accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. The Impact Aid Program. 102448Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; June 21, 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Aikens FA. An Examination of Ethical Behavior, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intent in Southern Ohio QSR Operations. Doctoral DissertationUniversity of Phoenix; 2012.

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
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Pilon M. New York Mulls New Bid. New York Times, May 15, 2014, B14.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleHaematologica
AbbreviationHaematologica
ISSN (print)0390-6078
ISSN (online)1592-8721
ScopeHematology

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