How to format your references using the Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America (HOC). 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
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Reichhardt T. NSF urged to take multidisciplinary tack on environment. Nature 2003;421(6919):102.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Malik S., Roeder RG. Biochemistry. Have your PIC! Science 2013;342(6159):706–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Zhurov V., Terzin T., Grbić M. Early blastomere determines embryo proliferation and caste fate in a polyembryonic wasp. Nature 2004;432(7018):764–9.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Canman JC., Lewellyn L., Laband K., et al. Inhibition of Rac by the GAP activity of centralspindlin is essential for cytokinesis. Science 2008;322(5907):1543–6.

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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Cousley RRJ. The Orthodontic Mini-Implant Clinical Handbook. Chichester, West Sussex UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
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Johannesson P., Lee ML., Liddle SW., et al. Conceptual Modeling: 34th International Conference, ER 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, October 19-22, 2015, Proceedings. vol. 9381. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Makris G., Filippidis K. Fiscal Policy Under the EMU: Facts and Prospects. In: Karasavvoglou A, and Polychronidou P, editors. Balkan and Eastern European Countries in the Midst of the Global Economic Crisis. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD; 2013. p. 63–74.

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 Clinics of North America.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Why You Can Blame Evolution For Your Back Ache. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/evolution-blame-lower-back-pain/. 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. Financial Audit: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

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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Richardson S. Individual sense of efficacy, collective teacher efficacy and student achievement in high achieving and low achieving urban public schools. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 2014.

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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Van Gelder SKC by L. Arts, Briefly; A New Yorker Clone Folds. New York Times 2005:E5.

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 titleHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
AbbreviationHematol. Oncol. Clin. North Am.
ISSN (print)0889-8588
ISSN (online)1558-1977
ScopeHematology
Oncology

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