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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Cook-Deegan R. Public health. Boosting health services research. Science 2011;333(6048):1384–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Cywes C., Wessels MR. Group A Streptococcus tissue invasion by CD44-mediated cell signalling. Nature 2001;414(6864):648–52.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ding YS., Chan CT., Wang RP. Optical waves in a gradient negative-index lens of a half-infinite length. Sci Rep 2013;3:2954.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Cliffe LJ., Humphreys NE., Lane TE., et al. Accelerated intestinal epithelial cell turnover: a new mechanism of parasite expulsion. Science 2005;308(5727):1463–5.

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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Lutzke D. Surfen in die digitale Zukunft. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
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Molenberghs G. Models for Discrete Longitudinal Data. New York, NY: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kanne JP. The Role of Thoracic Imaging in the Diagnosis of BOS and Related Disorders. In: Meyer KC, and Glanville AR, editors. Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome in Lung Transplantation. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 59–70.

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. Jumbled Arrangement Of Atoms Allows Bulk Metallic Glasses To Flow Like Honey. IFLScience.

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. Working Comfortably With Video Display Terminals. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

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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Underwood VL. The effect of guided reading instruction on reading achievement. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, 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
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Kasich J. Welfare Is Still Broken. New York Times 2016:A19.

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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