How to format your references using the Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy. 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
Konner M. The ties that bind. Nature 2004;429:705.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kolar CS, Lodge DM. Ecological predictions and risk assessment for alien fishes in North America. Science 2002;298:1233–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Santer BD, Wigley TML, Taylor KE. The reproducibility of observational estimates of surface and atmospheric temperature change. Science 2011;334:1232–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yamamoto-Kawai M, McLaughlin FA, Carmack EC, Nishino S, Shimada K. Aragonite undersaturation in the Arctic Ocean: effects of ocean acidification and sea ice melt. Science 2009;326:1098–100.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hobkirk JA, Gill DS, Jones SP, Hemmings KW, Bassi GS, O’Donnell AL, et al. Hypodontia. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.; 2010.
An edited book
Ali Babar M, Dingsøyr T, Lago P, van Vliet H, editors. Software Architecture Knowledge Management: Theory and Practice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Barnabas RV, Duerr AC, Wasserheit JN. HIV/AIDS Vaccine Research. In: Celentano DD, Beyrer C, editors. Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries: Epidemiology, Prevention and Care, New York, NY: Springer; 2009, p. 85–114.

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 Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy.

Blog post
Andrew E. Who Owns The Moon? IFLScience 2014. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Homeland Security: Efforts Under Way to Develop Enterprise Architecture, but Much Work Remains. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gates DA. Best Practices and Strategies for Financial Literacy in Faith-Based Organizations. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, 2017.

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
Walsh MW. Robert A. Pritzker, 85; Led Family Business. New York Times 2011:B8.

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 titleHematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
AbbreviationHematol. Oncol. Stem Cell Ther.
ISSN (print)1658-3876
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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