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
Rostrup-Nielsen JR. Chemistry. Making fuels from biomass. Science 2005;308:1421–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Trachenko K, Brazhkin VV. Duality of liquids. Sci Rep 2013;3:2188.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shcherbina AY, Talley LD, Rudnick DL. Direct observations of North Pacific ventilation: brine rejection in the Okhotsk Sea. Science 2003;302:1952–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Li L, Tu F, Jin L, Choy WCH, Gao Y, Wang J. Polarity continuation and frustration in ZnSe nanospirals. Sci Rep 2014;4:7447.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Beneke D, Peters M, Glasser D, Hildebrandt D. Understanding Distillation Using Column Profile Maps. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Anwaruddin S, Martin JM, Stephens JC, Askari AT, editors. Cardiovascular Hemodynamics: An Introductory Guide. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Dix A. Context and Action in Search Interfaces. In: Ceri S, Brambilla M, editors. Search Computing: Trends and Developments, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 35–45.

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
O`Callaghan J. The Speed Of Light May Not Be As Constant As We Thought It Was. IFLScience 2016. (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. Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wansapura AN. The role of alpha sodium,potassium-ATPase isoforms in mediating cardiac hypertrophy in response to endogenous cardiotonic steroids. Doctoral dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 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
Stewart JB. Trump-Size Idea for a New President: Build Stuff. New York Times 2016:A1.

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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