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. Amaratunga GAJ. Applied physics. A dawn for carbon electronics? Science. 2002;297:1657–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Martin GM, Oshima J. Lessons from human progeroid syndromes. Nature. 2000;408:263–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Møller PR, Nielsen JG, Fossen I. Fish migration: Patagonian toothfish found off Greenland. Nature. 2003;421:599.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ackerman AS, Kirkpatrick MP, Stevens DE, Toon OB. The impact of humidity above stratiform clouds on indirect aerosol climate forcing. Nature. 2004;432:1014–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Russell C. Trustee Investment Strategy for Endowments and Foundations. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Wang J, Shen W-C, Zaro JL, editors. Antibody-Drug Conjugates: The 21st Century Magic Bullets for Cancer. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. van Hee KM, Sidorova N, van der Werf JM. Business Process Modeling Using Petri Nets. In: Jensen K, Aalst WMP van der, Balbo G, Koutny M, Wolf K, editors. Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency VII. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 116–61.

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. Fang J. Ant Body Odors Are Chemical Barcodes Used To Confirm The Identity Of Colony Members. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.


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. Minicomputers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Jan. Report No.: 090927.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Little JL. The effects of a financial literacy intervention on teachers’ financial literacy, awareness, and advocacy [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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
1. Shpigel B. Commissioner Plays Down Back-and-Forth on Concussions in a Jets Forum. New York Times. 2017 Aug 1;B9.

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

Other styles