How to format your references using the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal. 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]
Hummer G. Biochemistry. Potassium ions line up. Science 2014;346:303.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Meharg AA, Killham K. Environment: A pre-industrial source of dioxins and furans. Nature 2003;421:909–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kessler D, Gase K, Baldwin IT. Field experiments with transformed plants reveal the sense of floral scents. Science 2008;321:1200–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Shapiro B, Sibthorpe D, Rambaut A, Austin J, Wragg GM, Bininda-Emonds ORP, et al. Flight of the dodo. Science 2002;295:1683.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Sahalos JN. Orthogonal Methods for Array Synthesis. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
[1]
Yu W, He H, Zhang N, editors. Advances in Neural Networks – ISNN 2009: 6th International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2009 Wuhan, China, May 26-29, 2009 Proceedings, Part II. vol. 5552. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Goto K, Sasaki Y, Hara T, Nishio S. A Mobile Agents Control Scheme for Multiple Sinks in Dense Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Stojmenovic I, Cheng Z, Guo S, editors. Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services: 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 52–65.

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 Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Faster, Better Hydrogen Production. IFLScience 2014.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Tax System Modernization: Status of IRS’ Input Processing Initiative. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Frantz DE. The effects of Aroclor 1254 on the reproductive function of male round stingrays (Urobatis halleri). Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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]
Kishkovsky S. Where the Romanovs Became Holy Martyrs. New York Times 2008:TR12.

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 titlePediatric Hematology Oncology Journal
AbbreviationPediatr. Hematol. Oncol. J.
ISSN (print)2468-1245
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