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]
Schiermeier Q. Renaissance in Spain. Nature 2004;428:448–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Peel MC, McMahon TA. Continental runoff: a quality-controlled global runoff data set. Nature 2006;444:E14; discussion E14-5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bilham R, Gaur VK, Molnar P. Earthquakes. Himalayan seismic hazard. Science 2001;293:1442–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Chow D, He X, Snow AL, Rose-John S, Garcia KC. Structure of an extracellular gp130 cytokine receptor signaling complex. Science 2001;291:2150–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dal Pont J-P, Azzaro-Pantel C. New Approaches to the Process Industries. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Navab N, Jannin P, editors. Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions: First International Conference, IPCAI 2010, Geneva, Switzerland, June 23, 2010. Proceedings. vol. 6135. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Richards LM, Towle EL, Fox DJ, Dunn AK. Laser Speckle Imaging of Cerebral Blood Flow. In: Madsen SJ, editor. Optical Methods and Instrumentation in Brain Imaging and Therapy, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 117–36.

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]
Carpineti A. Snow Features On Pluto Are Similar To Some We Find On Earth. IFLScience 2017.

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. Radiation Exposure from Diagnostic X-Rays Could Be Reduced. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Krug KA. Critical literacy in the face of a mandated curriculum: Can children read beyond the text? Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2009.

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]
Walsh MW. Pension Funds Wary as Bankrupt City Goes to Trial. New York Times 2013:B1.

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
Scope

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