How to format your references using the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Malescio G. Predicting with unpredictability. Nature. 2005;434(7037):1073.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gomes CP, Selman B. Computer science. Satisfied with physics. Science. 2002;297(5582):784-785.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tuffen H, Smith R, Sammonds PR. Evidence for seismogenic fracture of silicic magma. Nature. 2008;453(7194):511-514.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Jansen VAA, Stollenwerk N, Jensen HJ, Ramsay ME, Edmunds WJ, Rhodes CJ. Measles outbreaks in a population with declining vaccine uptake. Science. 2003;301(5634):804.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Monks RAG, Reed Lajoux A, LeBaron D. Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Bruno R. Turbulence in the Solar Wind. Vol 928. (Carbone V, ed.). Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Peeters S. Flash Catalyst: bridging the gap. In: Andres C, Anglin S, Beckner M, Buckingham E, Cornell G, Gennick J, Hassell J, Lowman M, Moodie M, Parkes D, Pepper J, Pohlmann F, Pundick D, Renow-Clarke B, Shakeshaft D, Wade M, Welsh T, eds. Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst: The New Workflow. Apress; 2010:99-130.

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 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Blog post
Carpineti A. We Might Not Talk To Aliens For 1,500 Years. IFLScience. Published June 14, 2016. Accessed October 30, 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. Information Technology: Responses to Subcommittee Post-Hearing Questions Regarding the FBI’s Management Practices and Acquisition of a New Investigative Case Management System. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Teater MR. Reentry and Reintegration: A Grant Proposal for Formerly Incarcerated Women. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 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
Greenhouse L. Justices Curb Postal Service’s Immunity From Lawsuits. New York Times. February 23, 2006:A21.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleArteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
AbbreviationArterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol.
ISSN (print)1079-5642
ISSN (online)1524-4636
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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