How to format your references using the Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. 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
Pagel M (2012) Evolution: Adapted to culture. Nature 482:297–299
A journal article with 2 authors
Parker HG, Ostrander EA (2014) Cancer. Hiding in plain view--an ancient dog in the modern world. Science 343:376–378
A journal article with 3 authors
Bacci A, Huguenard JR, Prince DA (2004) Long-lasting self-inhibition of neocortical interneurons mediated by endocannabinoids. Nature 431:312–316
A journal article with 5 or more authors
van Dokkum P, Danieli S, Cohen Y, et al (2018) A galaxy lacking dark matter. Nature 555:629–632

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lowman M (2017) A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Martín J-F, García-Estrada C, Zeilinger S (2014) Biosynthesis and Molecular Genetics of Fungal Secondary Metabolites. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Landau L, Fettweis G (2016) Energy Efficient TSV Based Communication Employing 1-Bit Quantization at the Receiver. In: Elfadel I (abe) M, Fettweis G (eds) 3D Stacked Chips: From Emerging Processes to Heterogeneous Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 85–100

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 Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J (2015) Rosetta Gets Great View Of The “Dark Side” Of Comet 67P. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1988) Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA’s Mars Observer Mission. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McKelvey DM (2008) Relationships between attitudes of school-based administrators and inclusion practices of students with autism/Asperger’s syndrome. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Isherwood C (2016) A Madman Tangled in Thickets of Dark Satire. New York Times C1

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 titleIndian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
AbbreviationIndian J. Hematol. Blood Transfus.
ISSN (print)0971-4502
ISSN (online)0974-0449

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