How to format your references using the International Journal of Hematology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Hematology. 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
1. Rashed R. Portraits of science. A polymath in the 10th century. Science. 2002;297:773.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Enquist BJ, Niklas KJ. Global allocation rules for patterns of biomass partitioning in seed plants. Science. 2002;295:1517–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hayes D, Griffin GB, Engel GS. Engineering coherence among excited states in synthetic heterodimer systems. Science. 2013;340:1431–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Liu Y, Zadorozhny Y, Rosario MM, Rock BY, Carrigan PT, Wang H. Destruction of the global phase coherence in ultrathin, doubly connected superconducting cylinders. Science. 2001;294:2332–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lane MJ. The Mission-Driven Venture. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
1. Richesson RL, Andrews JE, editors. Clinical Research Informatics. London: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Guo Z, Lamb S. Framework for Comparing China’s TVET System. In: Lamb S, editor. International Comparisons of China’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training System. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010. p. 75–88.

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 International Journal of Hematology.

Blog post
1. Davis J. The Great Barrier Reef Suffered Far Worse Bleaching Than Originally Thought. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017.


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
1. Government Accountability Office. Intercity Passenger Rail: Amtrak’s Financial Viability Continues to Be Threatened. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Mar. Report No.: T-RCED-97-80.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ameen U. Social and political climates’ influence on Muslim American students’ intersectional identity [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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
1. Wagner J. Kershaw Delivers His Best Playoff Performance, Leaving Cubs Flustered. New York Times. 2016 Oct 17;D2.

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 titleInternational Journal of Hematology
AbbreviationInt. J. Hematol.
ISSN (print)0925-5710
ISSN (online)1865-3774

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