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
Alexandrov LB. Understanding the origins of human cancer. Science. 2015;350(6265):1175.
A journal article with 2 authors
Knaden M, Hansson BS. Neuroscience. Specialized but flexible. Science. 2013;339(6116):151-152.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reiner SL, Sallusto F, Lanzavecchia A. Division of labor with a workforce of one: challenges in specifying effector and memory T cell fate. Science. 2007;317(5838):622-625.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Zubieta JK, Smith YR, Bueller JA, Xu Y, Kilbourn MR, Jewett DM, Meyer CR, Koeppe RA, Stohler CS. Regional mu opioid receptor regulation of sensory and affective dimensions of pain. Science. 2001;293(5528):311-315.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Raut R, Swamy MNS. Modern Analog Filter Analysis and Design. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
Tavares JMRS, Luo X, Li S, eds. Bio-Imaging and Visualization for Patient-Customized Simulations. Vol 13. Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Browne SM, Al-Rubeai M. Blood Cell Bioprocessing: The Haematopoietic System and Current Status of In-Vitro Production of Red Blood Cells. In: Al-Rubeai M, Naciri M, eds. Stem Cells and Cell Therapy. Cell Engineering. Springer Netherlands; 2014:97-128.

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
Davis J. Whale Shark DNA Detected In Samples Of Seawater. IFLScience. Published November 22, 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. Technology Assessment: Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2017.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jha JS. [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Gem-Dicyanoepoxide and Electrophilic Reaction of Ethyl Atropate. Published online 2013.

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
de la MERCED MJ, Sorkin AR. Sale of D.C. United Is Said to Be Considered. New York Times. July 31, 2017:D4.

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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