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
Burrows J. Microbiology: Malaria runs rings round artemisinin. Nature. 2015;520(7549):628-630.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chaudhari K, Pradeep T. Spatiotemporal mapping of three dimensional rotational dynamics of single ultrasmall gold nanorods. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5948.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vinothkumar KR, Zhu J, Hirst J. Architecture of mammalian respiratory complex I. Nature. 2014;515(7525):80-84.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Wang X, Liao Q, Lu X, Li H, Xu Z, Fu H. Shape-engineering of self-assembled organic single microcrystal as optical microresonator for laser applications. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7011.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burnett R, Brunstrom A, Nilsson AG. Perspectives on Multimedia. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
Kyrala GA, ed. High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics. Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Stefanov H, Jansen S, Batenburg R, van Heusden E, Khadka R. How to Do Successful Chargeback for Cloud Services. In: Vanmechelen K, Altmann J, Rana OF, eds. Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services: 8th International Workshop, GECON 2011, Paphos, Cyprus, December 5, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer; 2012:61-75.

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
Luntz S. Bees Give Up On Sunflowers That Don’t Face East. IFLScience.


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. Intercity Passenger Rail: Increasing Amtrak’s Accountability for Its Taxpayer Relief Act Funds. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Flores D. The EastSide Café: A liberated learning zone. Published online 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
St. John Kelly E. Children’s Books. New York Times. April 27, 1997:729.

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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